CROSBY – A four vehicle accident at about 8:45 p.m. last Saturday, January 19, at the east access to US 90 on FM 2100 injured a dozen people, five of them were children.
According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzales, “Four children were injured in the vehicle at the time of the crash. The only one wearing a seatbelt was in the front of the vehicle. One went by Life Flight, looks like he will survive. Was seated in the back left, remarkable he survived. By state law, children must be restrained appropriately at all times when traveling in a car. These types of accidents stress the importance of that.”
Witnesses say seven victims were taken to the hospital by three HCESD#5 Ambulances, the EMS service for Crosby, and one child went by helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital. The rest of the injured declined transport.
Harris County Sheriff’s Traffic Investigators say the cause of the accident was that one woman failed to control speed collided with a car filled with unrestrained by seatbelt children in the back seat. Investigators say that 42-year-old woman was driving a 2015 Chevrolet Camaro in the 13549 block of F.M. 2100.
“As the female driver was approaching a 2014 Dodge Dart driven by a 30-year-old male. The Camaro, failing to stop in time, struck the back end of the Dart at a high rate of speed. A 7-year-old child that was sitting behind the driver was unresponsive as deputies and EMS personnel arrived. The child’s condition is good and expected to make a full recovery.”
The female driver was issued a citation for failure to control speed. Traffic deputies are still investigating the male driver as to why the children were unrestrained in the vehicle.
In fact, all the details of the four car pile up are still under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff ’s Traffic Division.