Traffic Terror: Friday Morning Catastrophe on I-45 Gulf Freeway!
On the I-45 Gulf Freeway, close to downtown Houston, a tragic tragedy happened early Friday morning, seriously disrupting local traffic. A male pedestrian was ki!!ed after being hit by a car as he attempted to cross the freeway close to Memorial Drive, according to the Houston Police Department.
All southbound lanes were shut down as a result of this terrible incident, which caused significant delays for morning commuters. As Houston Transtar noted, the situation on the interstate thankfully began to improve about 10:30 a.m. when all lanes were fully restored.
A black Ford F-150 was recognized as the incidental vehicle. The Ford driver stayed at the scene of the collision and gave the police his full cooperation. Authorities discovered that the driver had not used alcohol or any other substances after additional interrogation.
I-45 North Freeway (southbound) @ McKinney Exit Ramp, auto-pedestrian fatality has all southbound lanes closed. Find Alternate Route.
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) October 13, 2023
The Houston Police Department chose not to file charges against the driver immediately. The identity and age of the deceased pedestrian have not yet been disclosed to the public.
The Houston Police Department is carrying out a comprehensive investigation into the collision in order to learn more details and determine whether any charges should be filed.
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Local news organizations are providing real-time traffic information in the meantime to help citizens navigate the city’s roads and stay clear of crowded places, particularly during peak hours.
This tragedy highlights the necessity of promoting road safety within the community by serving as a reminder of the dangers that highways pose to pedestrians.