Traffic Incident at North Freeway at Aldine-Bender
October 5, 2005 -- Houston police
are investigating a fatal traffic accident involving a pedestrian
at the North Freeway service road and Aldine-Bender about 8:15
today (Oct. 5).
The deceased pedestrian is identified as Juan
Espinoza, 8. He was transported to an area hospital where he died
of his injuries.
HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant
D.R. Hurd and Officer R.E. Newton reported:
According to witnesses, an SUV being driven by
Lorinda Cockrell southbound on the North Freeway service road
struck Juan as he attempted to cross the roadway at the intersection.
Juan was crossing against the "Wait" light and Ms. Cockrell
had the green light. No charges have been filed at this time.
The investigation is continuing.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.