Lamont Rhodes, Major Abram Killed in Wrong-Way Accident in La Porte, TX
La Porte, TX -- January 2, 2023, Lamont Rhodes and Major Abram were killed due to an accident where their vehicles crashed head-on.
Investigators said that the incident happened along the Fred Hartman Bridge (TX-146) just before midnight. According to Harris County officials, 27-year-old Lamont Rhodes was in a vehicle traveling northbound along the bridge. 90-year-old Major Abram was said to be in a vehicle which somehow went southbound in the northbound lanes. The two vehicles crashed head-on, killing both victims.
Right now, authorities say they do not suspect alcohol was a factor, and other factors remain unclear. This is actually quite significant to see. The vast majority of crashes like this involve drunk drivers. But anyone who has read my blog before knows that I always push back against jumping to conclusions, and wrong-way collisions are no exception to that.
Here in Dallas, for example, there used to be a big problem with wrong-way collisions on one of our tollways. It became clear that alcohol was not the only contributing factor (significant as it was), so local officials increased the lighting and signage along the tollway. The approach worked, and there was a reduction in the frequency of wrong-way collisions there. Maybe there's a similar issue along this roadway which needs to be addressed.