Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck by Houston Fire Department Vehicle
Vehicular accidents can happen anytime and anywhere – even when you’re not in a vehicle. A Houston-area man was recently struck by a vehicle and killed while sitting by the roadside. A non-emergency Houston Fire Department car lost control after a minor accident and ran off the road onto a curb, killing the one man and injuring another.
The Fire Department vehicle, a red Ford Crown Victoria, swerved to avoid a white Buick Le Sabre that pulled into its lane after being parked by the curb. The Ford crossed into oncoming traffic and onto the curb where three men were sitting, killing one and injuring another. The third man was able to avoid the oncoming car. The Fire Department employee was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, and the driver of the Buick will be cited for failing to change lanes safely. No criminal charges have been announced at this time.
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