Traffic Incident at San Felipe at Potomac
January 27, 2008 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at the intersection of San Felipe at Potomac about 7 p.m. on Saturday (January 26).
The female victim, 82, was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where she later died. A second male victim, 88, was also transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital with non-incapacitating injuries.
HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant D. Morgan and Officer B. Banks reported:
A tan Lincoln Towncar was westbound on San Felipe when the driver attempted to make a left turn onto Potomac and was struck on the passengers side door by a silver Mercedes S550 travelling eastbound on San Felipe, entering the same intersection. The driver and passenger of the Towncar were transported to a local hospital, where the passenger was pronounced dead. The driver of the Mercedes was not injured.
The preliminary investigation revealed both drivers had a green light, however, the driver of the Towncar failed to yield the right of way as he turned left.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.