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Male pedestrian fatally hit by SUV on Westheimer Rd in Uptown Houston

Male pedestrian fatally hit by SUV on Westheimer Rd in Uptown Houston

HOUSTON, TX — A 69-year-old man was fatally struck by a vehicle late Monday night while crossing traffic lanes in Houston’s Uptown neighborhood, according to Houston Police Department.

The collision occurred in the 5400 block of Westheimer Road at approximately 11:45 p.m.

HPD’s Vehicular Crimes Division said the victim was walking across the main lanes of the roadway while westbound vehicles were traveling on a green light. A black Cadillac Escalade swerved to avoid him, but ended up striking the victim in the roadway. As the Cadillac continued to swerve, it ran up onto a nearby sidewalk and scraped its passenger side against a light pole.

The male pedestrian was transported to Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries.

Authorities said the involved driver, a 32-year-old man, did not display signs of intoxication. He cooperated with the police and was released.

An investigation into the incident remains underway.

 

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