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HIT AND RUN DRIVER CLOSES FREEWAY

Approximately 5pm the driver of a Ford F-150 pickup was involved in a minor accident in the city of Shenandoah. THe male driver fled the  scene heading toward Interstate 45 driving reckless and speeding. Multiple calls came into 911 reporting the driver.

Moments later he entered the freeway northbound just north of Research and crossed all lanes of traffic to the left shoulder striking the concrete wall.. THe driver continued at a high rate of speed northbound on the left shoulder until the shoulder narrowed back to the main lanes in the construction area. It was at that point that he slammed into the rear of an Avalon occupied by two adults and a child. The truck then crossed all the lanes back to the right shoulder crashing into the concrete wall.

When emergency crews arrived they found the driver lying outside of the vehicle on the ground. At first it was thought he was ejected, however there was no damage to the driver door or glass in the vehicle.

Troopers speculate the driver saw the wall coming up and feared going over it at which time the driver jumped out of the vehicle.

He was flown by PHI Air Medical to Memorial Hermann in Houston in critical condition with a head injury.

The freeway reopened at 7:15pm but not before backing traffic up well into Harris County and causing gridlock throughout The Woodlands as motorists tried to avoid the freeway.

Additional details and names will be posted as soon as available,

The three occupants of the Avalon were transported to Memorial Hermann in The Woodlands.

 

 

 

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