A Houston resident was struck and killed as she was driving her Chevrolet Suburban eastbound along FM 529 early in the afternoon on Saturday, Sept. 16.
The decedent in this case had reportedly been nearing the roadway’s intersection with Blenheim Palace Lane when the driver of a Dodge Ram pickup, who’d been driving wesbound, entered into oncoming traffic. The female decedent was in the process of slowing down in FM 529’s center lane as the man entered it with his pickup and collided with the front of her vehicle.
Witness statements, taken by the Harris County Sheriff’s Department, note that the pickup’s driver appeared to have been attempting to pass some traffic congestion in his own lane as he moved into the center one. It’s then that he collided with the decedent, who was attempting to slow down in that same lane.
The impact of the crash caused the woman’s Chevy SUV to be dragged eastbound into a nearby driveway. Although she was still alive when emergency responders arrived at the crash scene, she soon succumbed to her injuries after arriving at the hospital.
As for the driver of the Dodge Ram, he initially ran from the scene of the crash on foot, but was later apprehended by witnesses to the crash. They returned him to the accident scene so police could question him. He suffered undisclosed injuries in the crash.
Reckless driving, which includes such offenses as an individual not driving in their own lane or too fast for conditions, results in countless traffic-related injuries or fatalities each year. If you’ve been hurt in a reckless driving crash, then a Houston car accident attorney can advise you of your right to recover medical expenses and lost wages in your case.
Source: Houston Chronicle, “Woman dead after two-car crash northwest of Houston,” Lindsay Ellis, Sep. 17, 2017