Traffic Incident at 5600 Langley
October 10, 2006
-- Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident
at 5600 Langley about 11:50 a.m. on Monday (Oct. 9).
The identity of the deceased male has not been
released pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's
HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant
G.T. Hall and Officer R.
An on-duty HPD patrol officer observed a Ford
Taurus run a stop sign at a high rate of speed and being driven
in an unsafe manner. The officer attempted to catch up to the
vehicle and was at least one-half mile behind the reckless driver
when that driver drove to the left of the center line and was
struck head-on by an oncoming Toyota 4-Runner. The driver of the
4-runner, a male in his 70s, was transported to LBJ Hospital with
apparent minor injuries. The reckless driver was pronounced dead
at the scene. It is unclear as to why the driver of the Taurus
was driving in such an unsafe manner or why he fled from the officer.
The investigation is continuing.
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