A motorcycle rider died and a man had to be freed from a vehicle in a series of crashes Saturday night across the greater Houston area.
Harris County sheriff’s deputies responding to the intersection of FM 2100 and Krenek Road in Crosby around 10:50 p.m. found a Honda Accord with rear-end damage and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle on the ground, said Sgt. Dashana Cheek-McNeal.
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The Honda’s driver had pulled forward into the intersection when his sedan was hit from behind by the motorcycle at high speeds. The motorcyclist was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.
Both vehicles were returning home from parties — a non-essential visit, she said.
“Just stressing the importance of if you don’t have to be on the roadways, just for the safety of yourself and others with everything that’s going on, by all means stay inside and stay safe,” Cheek-McNeal said.
Earlier that evening around 10:05 p.m., Harris County sheriff’s deputies received a call in Alief about a Ford Mustang that struck three parked cars on the 14400 block of Laterna Lane while speeding.
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The male driver got out of the vehicle, ripped the license plates off of the car and tried to flee, officials said.
“The callousness of that is above and beyond, really,” said Sean Teare, vehicular crimes chief at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
The crash trapped a passenger in the vehicle with serious injuries. First responders cut the man out of the wreckage and taken via Life Flight to Memorial Hermann in critical condition.
Neighbors stopped the driver and pinned him down until law enforcement arrived.
Montgomery County Precinct 4 constables also pursued a vehicle on and off U.S. 59 headed southbound into Harris County. The vehicle crashed around 10 p.m. near the intersection of Mooney Road, just west of the highway.
The suspect was taken into custody.