Mar 23 2009
One man was killed and four others were seriously injured in a two-car accident in northeast Houston Saturday night, authorities said.
An unidentified man was driving a Honda Accord north in the 9800 block of Beaumont Highway around 5 p.m. when a woman in a silver Toyota Tacoma pickup truck drove into oncoming traffic, said Houston Police Department Sgt. L. Lefler.
The Honda then broadsided the Toyota, causing the pickup to drive into a ditch filled with rainwater, Lefler said.
The front passenger of the Toyota was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending an autopsy by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Lefler said the female driver and three children in the pickup were taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital-The Texas Medical Center with serious injuries.
The driver of the Honda was also seriously injured and taken to Ben Taub General Hospital.
Investigators learned that a third vehicle, a silver late model “dually” pickup truck, traveling south on the road, may have made contact with the Toyota, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle, Lefler said, adding that the third vehicle fled the scene.
The case is under investigation.
No further information was immediately available.