Traffic Incident at 4300 Oak Forest
April 15, 2005 -- Houston police
are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 4300 block of
Oak Forest about 2:50 p.m. on Thursday (Apr. 14).
The victim is identified as Anthony Dwight, 10,
of 1235 Curtin. The child was pronounced dead at the scene.
HPD Traffic Division Sergeant R. Gonzales and
Officer D. Erton reported:
Witnesses said the driver of a 1997 Chevrolet
Suburban, Marcella Mendez, 43, was attempting to travel south
on Oak Forest from a parking lot. The driver paused at the street
long enough to check for traffic and did not see the child riding
the bicycle toward her. As she turned onto the street, she struck
The investigation is ongoing.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.