Two deadly car accidents in Houston due to red light running

Two car accidents over the weekend are being blamed on drivers running a red light.

Two separate car accidents occurred in Southwest Houston on Sunday afternoon just a few miles and a few hours apart. Both resulted in deaths and both are due to red light running, according to police. The first car accident was at around 2:20 PM on the southwest freeway. 52-year old Christopher Hughes was driving a Ford Mustang northbound according to HPD, when Hughes allegedly ran a red light at the West Sam Houston Parkway and collided with a black Ford Explorer. Hughes was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. An injured passenger in the Mustang was taken to Memorial Hermann with non life threatening injuries.

The second car crash was about four miles away. A Ford F-250 pickup truck traveling north on the South Sam Houston Parkway service road. Allegedly the pickup truck driver ran a red light and collided with a Saturn. The driver of the Saturn was pronounced dead at the scene ; a passenger in the Saturn was transported to hospital with life threatening injuries.