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Drivers hurt in hit-and-run accident on W Mount Houston

An alleged hit-and-run driver is in police custody after a serious car accident on W Mount Houston at Veterans Memorial last night. Police say the hit-and-run driver struck the rear of a black-colored Cadillac sedan that was stopped at a red light, causing major damage to the Cadillac. The at fault driver then fled the scene of the crash but passed out while driving and struck a pole by the roadside. Two occupants of the Cadillac were taken to hospital in serious condition, not surprising given the amount of damage to the back of their vehicle.

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SUV driver pins men on I-10, charged with intoxication assault

The driver of a Toyota SUV has been charged with intoxication assault after a collision on Interstate 10 near Eldridge last night. At around 9:30 p.m. two men were standing between two vehicles stopped on the side of the road; the driver of an older model Chevy Camaro was experiencing car trouble, and a friend he called for assistance arrived in a sedan and parked behind the Camaro. As the men stood roadside, the Toyota SUV veered off the road, pinning the men between the sedan and the back of the Camaro. Both men were rushed to hospital with serious leg injuries. Channel 13’s story is here.

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Drunk driving suspected in fatal accident at 610 and Ella Blvd

One person was killed in an unusual series of collisions on the North 610 Loop at Ella Boulevard early Sunday morning. Two vehicles collided around 3:30 a.m. and Houston Fire Department was dispatched to respond. One of the drivers got out of his vehicle and was hit by a third vehicle heading eastbound on 610: he was pinned between two vehicles and killed. A passenger from this man’s vehicle then tried to run across the freeway to get help, and he was hit by a fourth vehicle causing a leg injury. Channel 11’s report is here.

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Channel 2’s story provides a bit more detail, and a slightly different version of events. According to Channel 2, the eastbound vehicle rear-ended a black-colored Chevy Impala, which caused the Impala to spin out across the freeway and hit a Toyota. The vehicle that struck the Impala then fled the scene. The driver of the Toyota then exited his vehicle, complaining of a head injury, and lay down on the roadway. An additional vehicle, a Honda Accord, then came upon the scene and struck the man, killing him. Investigators say the Honda driver was driving drunk. Another vehicle was following the Honda, and when that driver saw his friend had been in a wreck, this man ran across the freeway trying to help and was hit by a car.

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And of course, once police arrived and were handling the accident scene, another drunk driver crashed into a police patrol car.

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Toyota passengers killed in collision with 18 wheeler on I-10 near Beaumont

A 24-year old woman from Austin and a 57-year old man from San Antonio were killed this morning in a crash on Interstate 10 westbound near Beaumont.  At around 4:30 a.m. a 2013 Toyota sedan crashed into the rear of an 18-wheeler that was carrying concrete powder.  The man and the woman who died were passengers riding in the Toyota according to Channel 11; the driver of the Toyota was transported to Christus St. Elizabeth hospital to undergo surgery. Names have not been released, but the driver is reported to be a 21-year old man from San Antonio; Troopers think the Toyota driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel.  The 57-year old driver of the 18-wheeler was under observation at the hospital: he is from the Houston area. An investigation of the accident is ongoing.

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Mercedes crashes into Toyota on Fairbanks N. Houston, drunk driving suspected

Police suspect the driver of a silver Mercedes car may have been drunk when he collided with a Toyota pulling out of a Valero gas station early Saturday morning. The accident happened at around 2: 30 a.m. according to Houston Police Department, at Fairbanks N. Houston Road and West Road. Three people in the Toyota were injured in the crash, two of them were taken by Life Flight in critical condition. The Mercedes driver was arrested at the scene.

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Two injured in car accident at Pierce and Dowling – driver pinned in Toyota

Two drivers were injured in a car accident early this morning. The accident was at the intersection of Pierce and Dowling in Houston. According to police the driver of a Toyota was traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on Pierce and was running red lights. On reaching the intersection of Pierce and Dowling, the Toyota was struck by a Chevrolet Impala heading southbound. Police said the Impala had the green light when it entered the intersection. Both drivers were injured and were taken to the hospital in stable condition. The driver of the Toyota was pinned inside his vehicle and had to be extracted by heavy rescue. Channel 11’s report of the accident is here.