Houston Police Department
Fatal Traffic Accident at 8800 Bellaire Boulevard

February 7, 2012 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 8800 block of Bellaire Boulevard about 3:15 p.m. on Monday (Feb. 6).

The female victim, 73, a pedestrian, was transported to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant N. Perry and Officer J. Ortiz reported:

The driver of a silver Chevrolet Silverado wrecker truck was exiting a parking lot to turn west in the 8800 block of Bellaire. The victim was walking east on the sidewalk on Bellaire and entering the driveway area of the parking lot when she tripped and was then struck by the truck. The driver of the wrecker remained at the scene and was questioned and released by investigators.

There are no indications alcohol was a factor in this accident and no charges have been filed at this time.

The investigation is continuing.

VHS/JFC 2-7-12
Inc. #015863412-U

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