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Friendswood crash leaves woman in vegetative state, driver facing charges

Posted on Friday, December 4th, 2020 at 4:00 pm    

FRIENDSWOOD, TX – A man from Maryland is facing charges following a wrong-way crash this weekend near the borders of Galveston and Harris Counties that resulted in a woman being left in a vegetative state.

According to The Galveston County Daily News, the accident occurred in the 3100 block of W Parkwood Avenue, located near Canal Drive, on Sunday, after the 29-year-old driver of a Ford Expedition SUV crashed into a ditch.

Prior to the crash, the driver, Joshua Harr, of Salisbury, Maryland, had been driving the wrong way, and had forced multiple other drivers to swerve out of the way. The vehicle may also have rolled over an unspecified number of times before it came to rest.

A passenger in the SUV, a woman whose identity has yet to be publicly revealed, was taken to the hospital in Clear Lake with a severe brain injury. The victim will be permanently in a vegetative state as a result, according to the report.

Harr was treated for undisclosed injuries before being taken into police custody.

He is facing a charge of aggravated assault and is being held on an $80,000 bond in the Galveston County Jail.

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