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Mazda Miata crashes into Hyundai SUV on Westheimer in Houston

The male driver of a white colored Mazda Miata was seriously injured when he crashed into a Hyundai SUV after losing control of his car on Westheimer. The Mazda was eastbound on Westheimer before crossing the median and striking the westbound SUV. According to Channel 13 News, the driver of the SUV was not injured in the accident. Last night’s heavy rain in Houston may have contributed to the crash.

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Red light runner charged after Montrose crash

There was a three vehicle crash in the Montrose area of Houston at 2:30 this morning, and one of the drivers is facing several charges, including a likely DWI charge. The crash was at Montrose and Westheimer. A westbound Infiniti sedan ran a red light where it was struck by a southbound silver-colored Toyota Corolla. The Infiniti then struck an SUV that was stopped at the light. The driver of the Infiniti jumped out and tried to make a run for it but was restrained by bystanders until the police arrived. This will likely prove to be a costly mistake for that driver.

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Scene of the Montrose crash this morning

Hit-and-run accident kills Montrose pedestrian

A man in his early 20’s was killed in a hit-and-run accident in the Montrose area of Houston this morning. The man was crossing in a pedestrian crosswalk at the intersection of Westheiemer and Taft when a black-colored sedan ran a red light, hitting the man and fleeing the scene. The vehicle will have visible damage from colliding with the pedestrian; anyone who has information they think might help police should contact Houston Crime Stoppers at 713 222 TIPS.

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Westheimer car accident puts vehicles into flooded ditch

A major car accident this morning involving at least five vehicles had emergency responders using the Jaws of Life to rescue a trapped motorist. Channel 2 is reporting that three vehicles were propelled into a ditch that was flooded by this morning’s downpour. Westheimer Parkway near George Bush Park was shut down in both directions while the scene was cleared. No word on injuries, but the accident looks pretty severe based on the damage to the vehicles involved.

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River Oaks restaurant valet in BMW involved in fatal motorcycle accident

Sergeant Cedrick Nickerson with Houston Police Department told a reporter for Channel 13 News that it appears a restaurant valet driving a BMW made an error in judgment when he changed lanes across the path of a motorcyclist, killing the rider. The crash happened near the as yet unidentified restaurant in River Oaks at Westheimer Road and Virginia Street around 11:30 p.m. The restaurant valet, driving a BMW, and motorcyclist were heading the same direction on Westheimer.  It appears the valet attempted a right turn onto Virginia from the inside lane (the lane nearest the center of the roadway), cutting off the motorcyclist’s right-of-way.  When the bike couldn’t stop in the time, the vehicles collided. Sadly although the motorcyclist was rushed to the emergency room, he was pronounced dead when he arrived.

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BMW runs red light, hits taxi on Westheimer

Police say a BMW ran a red light at the intersection of Westheimer and the West 610 Loop before crashing into a taxi and an SUV.  Two women were riding in the BMW; police do not suspect alcohol was involved. One injured person was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

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Fatal multi vehicle accident on Highway 6 near Westheimer

Around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday Jan 2nd a multiple vehicle accident on northbound Highway 6 near Westheimer in west Houston claimed one life and left several others injured. Life flight was called for at least one injured person. Channel 2’s article does not state how many people were hurt and the identity of the deceased person has not yet been released. One comment to the Channel 2 article states that Westheimer is among the most dangerous intersections in Texas, according to research by State Farm Insurance. At least one vehicle, a white-colored SUV, rolled over in the accident and came to rest on its roof.

Photo credit: Sam Olivares

Photo credit: Sam Olivares