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Fatal Traffic Accident At 2900 South Wayside

April 11, 2011 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 2900 South Wayside about 10 a.m. on Saturday (April 9).

The male victim, 45, of Houston, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant M. Bearden and Officer E. Simpson reported:

The driver of a black Dodge pickup truck was traveling northbound on South Wayside Drive when she attempted to turn left into the path of a black motorcycle. Upon seeing the motorcyclist, the pickup truck driver attempted to avoid a collision, however, the operator of the motorcycle (the victim) struck the Dodge.

Alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors in this incident. The investigation is continuing.

KJS/JFC 4-11-11
Inc. #044557411

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.