Incident at 12400 West Bellfort
August 12, 2005 -- Houston police
are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 12400 West Bellfort
about 8:50 p.m. on Thursday (August 11).
The male victim's identity is pending notification
to next of kin and the cause of death will be determined by the
Harris County Medical Examiner's office.
HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant
H. M. Garcia and Officer D. Ertons reported:
The driver of a Suzuki Sports vehicle was traveling
westbound on West Bellfort when the vehicle left the roadway striking
a fence on the north side of the street. Bystanders noticed smoke
coming from the vehicle and pulled the victim out before the vehicle
became engulfed in flames. CPR was performed on the victim, however
he later died at Southwest Memorial Hermann Hospital. Due to the
vehicle's minor damage, preliminary investigation shows the victim
may have suffered a health-related problem just prior to the accident.
The investigation is continuing.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.