Traffic Incident at 3000 Southwest Freeway
July 12, 2005 -- Houston police
are investigating the death of a pedestrian struck while crossing
the 3000 block of the Southwest Freeway at about 5:50 a.m. today
The victim's identity is unknown at this time.
HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant
D. R. Hurd and Officer M. W. Gartman reported:
The victim attempted to cross the outbound lanes
of the Southwest Freeway when he ran into the side of a truck
driven by Rafael Rodriguez. Rodriguez immediately pulled over
and remained at the scene for emergency personnel to arrive. The
initial investigation indicates the victim failed to yield right
of way to the vehicle.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.