Deadly Houston Intersection Under Investigation after 4th Accident
Posted on Jul 26, 2010
July 15, 2010 - Houston, TX - The latest accident taking place at the corner of South Sam Houston Parkway and West Fuqua has claimed the life of the 5th victim in a mere 4 years.
KHOU.com reports that the Wednesday crash resulted in the death of a 23-year-old driver, making her the 5th victim in a string of 4 crashes at this intersection since 2006.
Houston Police Department Captain Bill Staney has stated that the intersection has been under investigation for some time now and efforts to install red light cameras are under way. According to Capt. Staney the camera installation will take "some city council action and some other forms of study, but it is on our short list of intersections to be included."
Residents have been questioning why action was not taken earlier, when 3 other recent crashes had already claimed the lives of 4 others. The incidents at this intersection have been so frequent that a local tow-truck driver has taken to parking nearby 7 days a week.
Ernie Hayniewith of Cobra Towing said, "I've witnessed out here pretty much some crazy incidents, I don't want to see anybody get hurt of anything. Sometimes I'm able to help people, sometimes I'm not." Hayniewith says until some sort of action is taken to make the intersection safer, he'll continue to keep watch.
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