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Houston Car Accident Kills Elderly Woman


Posted on Nov 22, 2009

A Houston car accident involving three vehicles ends in the death of an elderly woman. The incident took place at approximately 7:00 PM on Friday evening, November 13, 2009 at the 3100 block of Gulf Freeway.

According to Houston Police Department spokesperson John Cannon, the chain-reaction accident happened while there was heavy traffic along the northbound lanes of Gulf Freeway. According to reports, a Chevrolet Impala, while approaching the traffic jam, attempted to switch lanes and rear-ended a Ford Focus driven by Ana Olivarez, 79. The force of the impact killed her. The impact also caused her Ford Focus to bump into the back of a Subaru Outback.

Rescue workers on the scene transported Olivarez to Ben Traub General Hospital in Houston, where she was pronounced dead from injuries suffered in the accident.

“It was a chain reaction kind of deal,” Cannon said.

The remaining people involved in the accident have not been identified. It was unclear if there were any other injuries.

The three-vehicle accident is still under investigation by local authorities. According to Cannon, the driver of the Impala did not show signs of intoxication and no charges have been filed by police. However, the driver was cited for failure to control seed.

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