Houston Car Accident Sends 5 Pedestrians to Hospital
Posted on May 17, 2010
A Houston car accident involving six pedestrians sends five people to a local hospital after they were struck by a distracted teenage driver. The incident took place at approximately 7:30 PM on Tuesday evening, May 11. 2010, on Town Park Drive near Corporate Drive.
According to police, a group of six pedestrians, two adults and four children, were either riding or walking in the bike lane on Town Park Drive when the driver of a white minivan struck them. Rescue crews transported five of the six victims, three being children, to nearby hospitals where they were treated for injuries sustained in the accident.
The three children were listed in good condition. Unfortunately, the two adults were listed in critical condition. However, the injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.
The driver of the minivan has been identified as an 18-year-old male from Thailand. He indicated to police that he was distracted when the accident occurred. He was issued a ticket for not having insurance, but was not cited for a moving violation.
“I was drinking a Coke, and I cannot see,” the teenage driver said.
The Houston pedestrian accident is still under investigation by local authorities.
This is an unfortunate accident and we wish all the victims a speedy recovery during this difficult time.