Houston Police Department
Fatal Traffic Accident at 9501 South Sam Houston Parkway

May 17, 2012 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 9501 South Sam Houston Parkway about 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday (May 16).

The victim, a four-month-old girl, was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where she later died from her injuries.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant A. Francois and Officer Y. Estrada reported:

The female driver of a white Ford F-150 pickup truck was waiting for a family member at a controlled access gate of the Casa del Sol Apartment complex at the above location.  As baby's (victim) mother walked toward the entrance, holding the infant in her arms and with an access card in her hand, the truck suddenly accelerated and struck the gate.  The gate swung open, knocked the child's mother backward and the baby was thrown directly in front of the vehicle, where she was struck by the right front tire.  The infant and her mother were then transported to the hospital. 

Further investigation determined the driver was not impaired.  No charges have been filed at this time as the investigation is continuing.

VHS/JFC  5-17-12
Inc. #062104112-R

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