Two Pedestrian Accidents In Harris County
On the last day of August, two Harris County pedestrians were struck in two separate accidents.
According to an article which appeared on the Chron.com website, the accidents both happened on Friday, August 31st.
Authorities say that the first crash happened at approximately 12:15 a.m. where a woman was struck by a pickup truck while she was attempting to cross a feeder road on Sam Houston Parkway near Greenspoint Drive. A spokesperson from the Houston Police Department said that the woman who had been driving the pickup truck may have run a red light. The driver was taken into police custody after officers at the scene determined that she had been intoxicated at the time of the crash.
Approximately 15 minutes later, a second pedestrian-involved crash occurred on Veterans Memorial Drive and Blackpool. Authorities say that a male pedestrian had been standing in the roadway of Veterans Memorial when he was struck by an unidentified vehicle. Police are treating the incident as a hit and run since the driver did not stop at the scene of the crash.
Both pedestrians were taken to area hospitals in Harris County for treatment of injuries resulting from the crashes. Both the man and woman are listed in critical condition. The identities of both victims in the crashes have been withheld by the authorities.