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Accidents

Caught on Camera: Driver running red light causes crash then flees the scene
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Caught on Camera: Driver running red light causes crash then flees the scene

November 26, 2022 - The Houston Police Department can now add a white SUV to their long list of vehicles that have fled the scene. https://www.youtube.com/embed/H1Uj9a1J-vA The accident happened at 11:42 p.m. in the 600 block of Jefferson Street at Smith Street when a white SUV traveling eastbound on Jefferson decided that red lights were not worth waiting at. Very often we see drivers running a red light a couple of seconds after the light has turned green for the other drivers that have the right of way. This happens so often that many of us decide to wait a couple of seconds before proceeding through our very own green light, legally. Sometimes, that couple of seconds is not enough. The white SUV in the video that caused the accident traveled through the intersection near...
Video: A woman was killed after driving the wrong way on a Houston freeway
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Video: A woman was killed after driving the wrong way on a Houston freeway

November 26, 2022 - A woman driver was killed early Saturday morning after going the wrong way on two different Houston freeways. A Harris County Constable saw her going the wrong way on the Hardy Toll Road and tried to get her attention by driving alongside on the opposite side of the freeway, in the correct direction. Police say she never noticed the Constable trying to get her attention and she ended up traveling a good distance. She ended up colliding with another driver in the 8100 block of the North Loop East Freeway (610) between Wayside and N. McCarty around 1:50 a.m. This is about 5 miles east of where the Hardy Toll Road and 610 meet and is on the northeast side of Houston. The driver that the woman collided with was a male traveling in a sedan. He was taken to a local...
Video: Woman freed after being trapped in a truck that wrapped around a utility pole in north Houston
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Video: Woman freed after being trapped in a truck that wrapped around a utility pole in north Houston

A woman was freed after being trapped in her pickup truck when it wrapped around a utility pole during a major accident in north Houston around midnight. https://www.youtube.com/embed/gIKtpWwyo4Y The accident occurred at the intersection of Little York and Aldine Westfield when a silver Kia Sportage and a black GMC Sierra collided. The official address for this incident was listed as 10799 Aldine Westfield. First responders were initially dispatched at 12:05 a.m. This collision caused the GMC Sierra to flip over and eventually come to a stop as it wrapped around a utility pole. It took firefighters with the Houston Fire Departments Heavy Rescue Unit a good 30 minutes and the removal of the roof of the pickup truck in order to get the woman out without causing her any more injur...
Improperly installed car battery to blame in a fatal wreck that killed mother, daughter seeks at least $1 million in damages
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Improperly installed car battery to blame in a fatal wreck that killed mother, daughter seeks at least $1 million in damages

A lawsuit has been filed against a Houston car dealer by a daughter whose mother was tragically killed when her car stalled out on I-45 and was subsequently rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. The lawsuit claims the dealership improperly installed the wrong car battery. According to court documents, Brenda Patterson (the mother) was in Dallas and decided to come down to Houston on December 26, 2018, to complete the purchase of the vehicle after her son-in-law helped negotiate a price on a Honda Accord on Gillman Honda's lot. As employees at Gillman started to prepare the vehicle for pick-up, they found that the car would not start. It was determined that the battery had to be replaced since the vehicle was sitting in the lot for over a year. The employees ended up installing a small...
Video: Three people died in three separate vehicle accidents within the span of two hours across Houston.
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Video: Three people died in three separate vehicle accidents within the span of two hours across Houston.

The first of these three accidents occurred when a motorcycle and a Chevy Equinox collided in the 700 block of Little York, near Airline St. in north Houston. First responders were dispatched around 12:45 a.m. to the accident. The biker was pronounced deceased at the scene when paramedics with the Houston Fire Department found the biker near the passenger front wheel of the Equinox, several yards from where the motorcycle came to rest. https://www.youtube.com/embed/Y7KqRP3PZTY As bars started to close at 2 a.m., first responders were notified of another motorcycle in the 1900 block of Allen Pkwy, near Taft St. This one involved a pickup truck that came to rest after hitting a light pole and the motorcyclist. The driver of this pickup truck fled the scene. Police canvassed the a...
Cyclist killed in Montrose during ‘Pride Ride’ after a vehicle struck him, then ran him over as the driver sped off
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Cyclist killed in Montrose during ‘Pride Ride’ after a vehicle struck him, then ran him over as the driver sped off

October 11, 2022 - A cyclist was killed after falling into the lane of an oncoming car in the Montrose District of Houston during a 'Pride Ride' just before 8 p.m. in the 2200 block of W. Dallas. Police say a vehicle struck him, then ran him over as the driver fled the scene. https://www.youtube.com/embed/FnQm_RwPHI8 According to Sgt. David Rose of the Houston Police Department, the cyclist, a caucasian male in his forties lost control of his bicycle and fell into a lane in front of the vehicle that ended up striking him. The driver then tried to leave the scene at a high rate of speed. As the driver accelerated, the tire ran over the cyclist again. The cyclist was taken to a local hospital and was pronounced deceased a short time later. Other cyclists riding in the group, trie...
Drunk driver kills elderly woman crossing the street on Bellaire in west Houston
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Drunk driver kills elderly woman crossing the street on Bellaire in west Houston

An elderly Asian woman believed to be in her seventies was crossing the intersection of Bellaire and Boone in west Houston when a pickup truck that was turning from Boone Rd struck her. The driver of the pickup truck has now been arrested and is facing DWI charges. https://www.youtube.com/embed/qmpy7sQmIZs The accident happened shortly before 9:30 p.m. when police say the driver of a black Dodge pickup truck, Yennifer Viveros Villarreal was turning eastbound onto Bellaire Boulevard as she was traveling southbound on Boone Road. As she was making the left turn, the elderly woman was crossing Bellaire in a crosswalk and struck the elderly woman. The elderly woman was transported to a local hospital where she died shortly after arriving. The driver of the truck remained at the sce...
Houston driver rear-ends patrol vehicle blocking traffic for fatal accident investigation
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Houston driver rear-ends patrol vehicle blocking traffic for fatal accident investigation

As police were investigating a fatal accident on the North Freeway in Houston, a driver rear-ended one of the officer's patrol vehicles that were blocking traffic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XIcEnJgZvk&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=houstonstringer Police were called out at about 2:25 a.m. to an accident involving a black Jeep Wrangler. Police say the driver of the Jeep Wrangler was driving southbound on the North Freeway at a high rate of speed when they lost control of the vehicle when they exited Crosstimbers Rd. As the driver lost control, the Jeep Wrangler struck a pillar under the freeway which caused it to roll over. The driver, a woman was ejected from her vehicle and was found a few feet in front of her vehicle. The driver has not been identified as the H...