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Traffic Incident at Bissonnet and Southwest Freeway

November 18, 2005 -- One person dies and 13 others are injured after an accident that occurred on Friday, November 18, 2005 in the intersection of Bissonnet and the Southwest Freeway Service road at about 2:45 a.m.

According to the Houston Police Department Mobility Incident Management Division Officer S. Martinez, a commercial truck traveling westbound on Bissonnet struck a pick-up truck traveling southbound on the Southwest Freeway Service road. The commercial truck flipped over and smashed into a signal light pole. The pick-up truck rolled over and ejected the occupants. One of the passengers in the pick-up died and ten others were transported to the hospital. Three persons in the commercial truck were also transported to area hospitals.

At this time there are no known witnesses to the accident and it is uncertain which vehicle ran the red light. This incident is still under investigation and anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Houston Police Department Mobility Incident Management Division at 713-247-4072.

AW/ NJM 11-18-05
Inc# 174572605

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.