Traffic Incident at 1400 South Post Oak Lane
December 5, 2006 -- Houston
police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 1400
block of South Post Oak Lane about 5:35 p.m. on Monday (December
The male victim was taken to Ben Taub General
Hospital where he was pronounced
dead. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County
Medical Examiner's office.
HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant
W.R. Cumbess and Officers R. Kessler and M. Lowder reported:
An HPD officer, working an extra job at 1415
South Post Oak Lane, stopped traffic north and south bound to
allow a vehicle to exit from a private parking lot. After ensuring
that all vehicles were stopped, the officer instructed the driver
of the vehicle leaving the parking lot to exit. The officer saw
an SUV traveling northbound at a high rate of speed and had to
quickly move to avoid being struck by the vehicle. That SUV then
struck the vehicle exiting from the parking lot, killing the driver.
The investigation is continuing.
additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs
Division at 713-308-3200.