Houston, TX — February 11, 2018, a woman was killed and one person was injured following an accident in which multiple vehicles collided along Old Galveston Road.
Houston Police officials reported that the accident happened at around 10:00 p.m. at the intersection of Old Galveston Road and El Dorado Boulevard.
Preliminary police investigations indicated that a woman was driving a Hyundai Sante Fe along Old Galveston at the time. Authorities claim she ran through a red light at the intersection, crossing onto El Dorado and colliding into a Chevy pickup, a Jeep Liberty, and a fourth vehicle.
The woman in the Hyundai sustained critical injuries in the crash. EMS transported her to Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. She later died there. The driver of the Chevy pickup sustained unspecified injuries in the collision.
At this time, factors leading up to the crash remain under investigation.
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Accidents like these often leave more questions than answers, and that lack of information often leads people to jump to conclusions about what caused the accident. For a vehicle running a red light, most people immediately assume the driver wasn’t paying attention or was intoxicated. These are certainly factors worth considering, but a prudent investigator will ensure that other possibilities are equally considered. Factors such as mechanical failure, medical emergency, or tire failure, for example, aren’t all that common. That said, they’ve caused accidents in the past, and therefore they shouldn’t be ruled out until evidence proves otherwise. Until that time, it’s best for people to withhold their judgements and allow those affected by this accident to pursue answers in peace.
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