Auto-Pedestrian Fatality on Woodridge at Gulf Freeway

October 20, 2008 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at Woodridge and the Gulf Freeway (Interstate 45 South) service road about 8:35 p.m. on Friday (Oct. 17).

The male victim, Santos Velasquez, a pedestrian, 55, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Morgan and Officer A. Alaniz reported:

A white commercial bus was traveling eastbound on Woodridge and made a right turn onto the Gulf Freeway southbound service when the driver felt what he described as a bump in the roadway. The bus driver immediately pulled over and saw he had struck a pedestrian.

It is believed neither alcohol nor speed was a factor in this accident and the investigation is continuing.

Inc. #153911608

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