September 23, 2013 - Charges are pending against a suspect arrested in a traffic accident at 5000 South Loop East (South Interstate Highway 610) service road about 1:20 a.m. on Sunday (Sept. 22).
The suspect, Jose Eliseo Guevara-Palma (H/m, DOB: 1-18-86), faces charges of intoxication assault. A photo of Guevara-Palma is not available until formal charges are filed.
One male victim, 46, suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital and a female victim, 32, was hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant C. Nickerson and Officer K. Hines reported:
The male victim was driving a red Mitsubishi Montero eastbound on the South Loop East service road when his vehicle jumped a curb onto the freeway and lost control. The vehicle struck a retaining wall and ended up on its driver's side. Several witnesses arrived to render aid to the driver. At that time, the driver (Guevera-Palma) of a green Toyota Previa struck the Montero and knocked the vehicle into one of the witnesses, a female. The driver of the Montero was transported to the hospital in critical condition. The female was also taken to the hospital. Guevara-Palma was taken into custody and is facing charges in the accident.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.