Houston Police Department
Fatal Traffic Accident at 9300 West Montgomery

January 5, 2012 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 9300 block of West Montgomery Road about 2:55 p.m. on Wednesday (Jan. 4). 

The male victim, Clifford Johnson, 56, of Houston, was transported to Houston Northwest Medical Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant R. Gonzales and Officer S. Kong reported: 

Mr. Johnson was operating a four-wheeled mobility scooter, with his one-year-old son in his lap, on the sidewalk in the 9300 block of West Montgomery.  Johnson maneuvered into a moving lane of traffic to avoid water and mud on the sidewalk when his scooter was struck by a silver Ford Explorer traveling northbound on West Montgomery.  Johnson was taken to the hospital where he died.  His son suffered minor injuries and was treated and released to family members.

The driver provided a statement to investigators.  The investigation is continuing.

VHS/JFC  1-5-12

Inc. #001540112-V 

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