Counterflow driver dies after killed by a speeding vehicle on Gulf Freeway
HOUSTON, TX- A man who caused a crash himself was later killed by a speeding and intoxicated driver following the first crash on Gulf Freeway on March 13th, Click2Houston reports.
A driver caused a head-on crash at 3500 Gulf Freeway as he was driving northbound in the southbound lanes. This at-fault driver exited his silver Toyota Corolla and was then subsequently hit by a speeding southbound vehicle.
The occupants of the initial crash were all fine. However, the second collision killed the Corolla’s driver who had been standing outside his car.
The second at-fault driver that struck the first at-fault driver stayed at the scene and admitted to law enforcement that he had been drinking prior to driving. This driver, who had been driving a Buick, was seen by witnesses to be constantly switching lanes at high speeds prior to the fatal collision. Witnesses also claimed that the person who was killed outside of their car was clearly visible on the highway when struck.
The Buick driver had to be hospitalized following the crash.
Both the driver of the Corolla and of the Buick were considered to be at-fault.
An investigation prompted authorities to close down the lanes for several hours.
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