Just after 11 p.m. Sunday night, a member of the Bennette Volunteer Fire Department was driving down Old Houston Road near Payne Road, about a mile south of SH 242, when he saw an injured woman wandering on the roadway. He stopped and learned the woman had crashed her vehicle, which was in the woods with heavy damage. The firefighter called for fire and EMS.
The injured woman was uncertain if she had a passenger in the Honda mini-van. Firefighters determined while traveling north on Old Houston, she left the road, struck a culvert and continued almost 100 yards into the tree line.
Neighbors said they heard a loud “bang” about an hour earlier.
Debris was scattered along the path of the vehicle, including baby clothes and a stroller. Inside the van, they found a child safety seat and were more alarmed.
Bennette firefighters requested Grangerland Volunteer Fire Department to assist them with a thermal imaging device, additional lighting, and manpower, to aid in the search for an infant who might have been thrown from the van.
For over an hour, firefighters and Department of Public Safety troopers searched the heavily wooded area, but found no child.
EMC Wrecker Service responded to the scene and lifted the vehicle so rescuers could ensure no victim was underneath.
No additional victim was located.
MCHD Medic 41 transported the female driver to Kingwood Hospital in stable condition.
On scene video of Old Houston Road crash:
An earlier crash occurred on SH 105 at Crockett Martin Road, when an eastbound Toyota pickup crossed the center line, striking a Pontiac passenger car, according to DPS officials.
The car’s female driver was transported by air ambulance to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston in stable condition. Her passenger, a female infant, was transported by ground ambulance to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
On scene video of Sh 105 crash: