Traffic Incident 9700 Hempstead Highway
February 17, 2007 -- Houston
police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 9700 Hempstead
Highway about 7:30 p.m. on Friday (February 16).
The identity of the deceased female victim, 34,
is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s
HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant
A.C. Francois and Officers A. Rodriguez, Y. Bashir and R. Blakley
According to witnesses, two Subaru passenger
vehicles were traveling north on Hempstead at a high rate of speed
when one of the drivers lost control of her vehicle and swerved
to the right. The out of control vehicle went onto a pedestrian
sidewalk striking a fire hydrant and a female pedestrian who died
at the scene. The vehicle came to a rest several hundred feet
away from the point of impact and witnesses saw the female driver
run from her disabled vehicle and get into the other vehicle involved
in the original racing incident. That driver then fled to a nearby
The suspects are only described as a Hispanic
female, 22-24 years old and a Hispanic male, 30-34 years old.
Both were last seen in a Red Subaru bearing Texas license plates
Anyone with information in this case is urged
to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4065.
The investigation is continuing.
information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at