Traffic Incident at 11000 East Freeway
February 1, 2005 -- Houston
police continue to investigate the fatal accident that occurred
in the 11000 block of the East Freeway on Monday, January 31,
2005 around 7:07 p.m.
According to the Houston Police Department Traffic
and Accident investigator
Officer R. Breiding, a motorist was getting gasoline for his stalled
Astro van. The van was parked on the inside shoulder of the eastbound
the East Freeway near John Ralston when a SafeClear wrecker pulled
his vehicle to assist him. For some unknown reason that motorist,
as 77-year-old Lawrence Jo Kahng (Am/ dob 12-17-27),of 1510 Spillers
was standing on the westbound shoulder of the freeway, dropped
container and darted across the freeway to get to his stalled
vehicle. As he
crossed the freeway he was struck by several other cars. He was
dead at the scene.
The motorist's van was towed to a storage lot
at 16711 East Freeway.
AW/ JFC 2-1-05
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.