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Houston

Named after Sam Houston, president of the former Republic of Texas, Houston is the most populous city in Texas with a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million people. Houston's economy has a broad industrial base in energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, and transportation, as well as leading in health care sectors and building oilfield equipment. Houston is also home to NASA's Johnson Space Center, where the famous Mission Control is located. 

Major Roadways in Houston

There are over 700 miles of freeways and expressways in the Houston metropolitan area, so its no wonder that the majority of Houston's residents drive to work! Houston is rated number four in the country for worst congestion, and more freeways are proposed or in the process of being built to help improve the situation. Here are some of the major roadways in Houston.

  • Interstate 610 forms a 38-mile loop around the downtown sector of Houston. It is one of three beltways that divide the city, Interstate 610 being the inner most one.
  • Beltway 8 / Sam Houston Parkway is a state highway that runs an 83-mile ring around the Houston area. It is contained entirely within Harris County.
  • State Highway 99 / Grand Parkway is Houston's outer beltway, and will be the longest beltway in the U.S. once it is complete. It is composed of 11 segments, 3 of which are completed.

Other Transportation in Houston

  • Buses, lift vans, and a light rail line are available in downtown Houston.
  • Amtrak provides service three times a week to Houston, stopping at a train station on the north side of the downtown area.
  • Houston has more cyclists than any other city in Texas, with 160 miles of bikeways dedicated to them.
  • Houston has three airports: George Bush Intercontinental Airport, which is the tenth busiest airport in the U.S., William P. Hobby Airport, a smaller airport directed more towards domestic and commercial flights, and Ellington Airport, which is primarily used by government and military planes. 

Major Hospitals and Medical Centers

If you are searching for someone who was injured in an accident in Houston, there is a good chance they were taken to one of the following locations for medical treatment.

Resources and outreach organizations in Houston

Go here to read about recent accidents in Houston:

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Houston bus accidents;

Houston boating accidents;

Houston train accidents;

Houston aircraft accidents;

Houston truck accidents.

Where to find legal assistance after a Houston injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Houston personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Houston wrongful death attorney will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Houston car accident lawyer can do to help.

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10
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Texas

Texas Tornado: Infant, toddler rescued from submerged truck (VIDEO)

This is really hard to watch.

First things first: apparently everyone survived, and the baby and toddler are currently stabilized and recovering in the hospital, but that will not be super helpful to your stress level while/immediately after viewing. If you are currently the mother of young children, have a drink ready or your chosen method of self-care for when the video is done, because you will need it.  

Most recent accident reports

Houston police arrested a woman Thursday morning after officers said she drove the wrong way on the road and crashed into a patrol car.

All inbound lanes of the North Freeway have reopened at Airtex Boulevard after a three-vehicle accident.

The accident was reported around 7 a.m. Wednesday, according to Houston TranStar.

Date: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Roadway: 
North Freeway
Type: Car Accident
Authorities are trying to figure out why a car crashed into a plasma center in southwest Houston. It happened around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Grifols donor center located in the 8400 block of W. Bellfort near S. Gessner.
Date: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Police said a woman is dead and a man is facing charges after a drunk driving crash in southwest Houston.

It happened at around 8 p.m. Sunday in the 9800 block of South Kirkwood.

Date: 
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Roadway: 
South Kirkwood
Type: Car Accident
A suspected drunken driver was arrested after a 45-year-old man died in a traffic crash early Thursday morning in northeast Houston.
Date: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Good Samaritan helped save a group of people before their truck caught on fire following an accident in Northeast Houston.

Date: 
Sunday, January 26, 2014

A death investigation is underway after an accident on the Gulf Freeway.

Date: 
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Roadway: 
Gulf Freeway
A suspected drunken driver was taken into custody after an accident in northeast Harris County. It happened around 11:30 p.m. Monday on E. FM 1960 near Timber Forest.
Date: 
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Roadway: 
E. FM 1960
Dense fog could be to blame in a fatal motorcycle crash on Monday in west Liberty County, officials said. The crash occurred about 7 a.m. on FM 1960 at CR 611 near Dayton, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.
Date: 
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Roadway: 
Liberty Co.
City: 
Dayton, TX

Charges have been filed against a suspected drunken driver who police said caused a fatal crash in southwest Harris County.

It happened around 3:40 p.m. Saturday in the 10700 block of Rockley.

Date: 
Friday, January 24, 2014
Roadway: 
Rockley St.
Type: Car Accident

A woman was killed in a rollover crash in northwest Harris County early Thursday morning.

Deputies said the woman who died was speeding northbound on Cypress Rosehill near Manor Bend just after 1 a.m.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Type: Car Accident

Authorities are investigating a deadly wreck Thursday morning.

Officials said it all started with a police chase involving a motorcycle. The chase came to an end at Texas 494 Loop and E. Martin Drive around 7:30 a.m.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
City: 
Porter, TX

A five-vehicle wreck shut down the inbound lanes of Westheimer at Blue Willow Road Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency crews and tow trucks responded to the scene around 12:30 p.m.

Date: 
Monday, January 20, 2014
Type: Car Accident

A deputy is in critical condition after a traffic crash Tuesday morning on the North Sam Houston Parkway in northeast Harris County.

The crash forced officials to shut down the westbound toll road.

Date: 
Monday, January 20, 2014
Type: Car Accident

One man was killed and another was injured Sunday night in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 45 in north Harris County.

The wreck happened about 7 p.m. on the North Freeway near FM 1960, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Date: 
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Roadway: 
I-45