Houston – Alleged Street Race Injured One on Sam Houston Parkway
Posted on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 at 1:14 am
A teenage pedestrian was rushed to a hospital after getting struck by a vehicle on Sam Houston Parkway, early Monday morning.
According to initial reports, the incident took place at the 10111 block of Houston Oaks in northwest Harris County, after two vehicles had reportedly started their race through an office park. A family relative of the victim told police officers that they were watching the race when a red Camaro vehicle crashed into the family’s struck, ultimately hitting the pedestrian who was only identified as 19-year-old teenage boy.
No other injuries were reported at this time. Authorities said the driver of the alleged race was not injured and has not been taken into custody. No charges have been filed yet.
The case remains under investigation.
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