EAST MONTGOMERY COUNTY — Early Monday afternoon, a Houston man lost his life in a bizarre auto vs. pedestrian collision.
Rebecca Doleman was driving her KIA SUV southbound on the feeder of US 59 just north of FM 1314 in Porter. In the backseat were her two children, ages 5 and 18 months. As she approached FM 1314, Doleman saw a vehicle in the right lane with its flashers on. She slowed and started moving to the left. According to police, at that point, 50-year-old Roy Sharp of Houston darted out across the lanes in front of Doleman’s vehicle. She applied the brakes using both feet, but he continued to run across even as Doleman tried to steer away from him. Unable to stop, she struck Sharp, who was thrown up onto her windshield.
The Texas Department of Public Safety closed the feeder as Montgomery County Hospital District medics arrived on the scene. PHI Air Medical was dispatched, but as the helicopter landed near the scene, Sharp went into cardiac arrest. A decision was then made to transport the victim by ground ambulance to Kingwood Hospital in an attempt to stabilize him. The PHI crew accompanied MCHD medics as the helicopter lifted and flew to Kingwood Hospital.
Doctors at the hospital in Kingwood were unable to save Sharp. He was pronounced dead at 3:57 p.m.
According to one witness, Sharp and two females were parked in the moving lane of traffic on the right side of the feeder road with their vehicle’s flashers on. They were reportedly taking photographs of the location because of an accident that occurred several days ago.
The DPS investigation is continuing, but no charges were filed.