An 18-year-old man died and two other young men were seriously injured when another young man who had been drinking broadsided their car with his SUV.
The fatal crash occurred at approximately 10:15 p.m. on November 2, 2012, at the intersection of West Mount Houston Road and Bunny Run Drive, in Harris County.
According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Edgar Alexa Carboso-Crus, 22, of Houston, was speeding west on West Mount Houston in a Ford Explorer when he crashed into the passenger side of a Chevrolet Cavalier that was heading north on Bunny Run.
Following impact, the SUV pushed the Cavalier off the road, across the parking lot of a nearby gas station and into a wooded area. The driver and the two passengers of the Cavalier, all young men, were taken to local hospitals. Brandon Lee, 18, of Houston, who was sitting in the front passenger’s seat of the Cavalier, was pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann Hospital. The driver of the Cavalier and the other passenger, who were not identified, were reported to be in stable condition. Carboso-Crus also was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
Witnesses said Carboso-Crus ran from the scene right after the accident happened but then came back. According to one report, Carboso-Crus told the police that he had been drinking before the crash, and he exhibited signs of impairment at the scene of the accident. He was booked into the Harris County Jail on November 3 and charged with two counts of failure to stop and render aid and one charge of driving while intoxicated.
The Houston car accident lawyers and staff at the office of Attorney Steve Lee extend their sincere condolences to Brandon Lee’s family and friends and hope that the other young men who were injured in the accident recover quickly and completely.