Just before 3:30pm as DPS Troopers were preparing to reopen FM 2978 after a almost seven hour double fatal crash investigation another accident with injuries was reported on Carriage Hills Blvd. about one mile north of FM 1488. When DPS arrived Needham Fire Department was on the scene and MCHD had just transported Esther Anderson, 39, who lives in Carriage Hills and her twenty month old daughter to the hospital. Esther was taken to Memorial Hermann in the Woodlands in stable condition. Her daughter who suffered serious facial trauma was taken to Hermann Hospital in Houston.
According to a witness, Esther Anderson was northbound on Carriage Hills Blvd. in a 2004 GMC Envoy. Her daughter was standing in front of her in the drivers seat. As they rounded a slight curve in the road Andersons SUV went into a sideways slide and struck a large pine tree. That tree crushed the passenger side of the vehicle in to where the center console was.
When rescue workers arrived they discovered an open beer between Esther Andersons legs. She was in and out of consciousness and was not aware the child was with her.
The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Vehicular Crime Unit responded to the scene to assist DPS in the investigation. With the child’s serious injuries and the the fact that the open beer was between her legs, a mandatory blood draw was done. The results are not in yet but troopers are remaining at Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Woodlands over night as word from the hospital indicated Esther Anderson would be released sometime Wednesday morning.
Upon her release from the hospital she will be placed in custody and transported to the Montgomery County Jail on the charge of Intoxicated Assault With Serious Bodily Injury.
While Troopers investigated the crash Esther Andersons husband Robert Alexander Anderson, 53, of 2409 Palomino in Conroe arrived at the scene to check on the condition of his wife. He was placed in custody by DPS Troopers for an open Montgomery County warrant of Abandon/Endanger Child Criminal Negligence from earlier this year. He was transported to the Montgomery County Jail on a $1500 bond.
With heavy rains falling Troopers finished the investigation approximately 9 p.m. The vehicle was then taken to a lighted parking lot where several more open beer containers were found on the passenger floor board.
DPS Sgt. Fountain was able to stand in the impression from the tree on the passenger side of the SUV and not be seen from the front. Under the vehicle the frame was almost crushed together.
No child safety seat was found in the vehicle
According to her husband Esther had left earlier in the afternoon to get a birthday cake for their 9-year-old child. A cake was not found in the SUV.
As Troopers worked the scene the memories of the April 2, 2012 crash involving a Chevrolet Tahoe that took the life of the 8-month-old child of Ashli Heil when she was intoxicated and struck a tree crushing her baby in the car seat between the vehicle and tree.