Traffic Incident at 5400 East Freeway
March 15, 2007 -- Houston police
are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 5400 block of
the East Freeway (I-10 East) service road about 12:45 p.m. on
Wednesday (March 14).
The male victim’s identity is pending verification
by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s office.
HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant
M. W. Bearden and Officer S. Martinez reported:
A commercial vehicle was stopped at a red light
on the East Freeway eastbound service road at Lockwood. The driver
observed the victim pushing a shopping cart across the street
at the crosswalk as he waited on the red light. When the light
turned green, the driver proceeded to turn right onto Lockwood
after not seeing the pedestrian. Upon completing the turn, the
driver noticed in his rearview mirror the shopping cart and pedestrian
in the roadway.
Investigators have not determined if the driver
or pedestrian is at fault for failure to yield the right of way.
No charges have been filed at this time.
The investigation is continuing.
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