Traffic Incident at 7400 Long Point
July 8, 2006 -- Charges are
pending against a suspect arrested in a fatal traffic accident
at 7400 Long Point about 9:30 p.m. on Friday (July 7).
The identity of the victim is pending verification
by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.
HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant
D.S. Runyan and Officer S. Martinez reported:
A 17-year-old driver, traveling east on Long
Point, was apparently involved in a road rage incident with the
driver of a Pontiac Grand Am. As the two vehicles competed for
the roadway, the suspect's vehicle struck a pedestrian who was
pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Ben Taub General Hospital.
The 17-year-old was possibly under the influence of drugs at the
time of the accident. A mandatory blood sample was taken at an
area hospital. The driver of the Pontiac fled the scene.
For additional information,
please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division a 713-308-3200.