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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:

Houston pedestrian accidents;

Houston car accidents;

Houston motorcycle accidents;

Houston bicycle accidents;

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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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.  

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Most recent accident reports

A motorcyclist died of fatal injuries after he crashed into a concrete curb in southeast Houston early Sunday morning.

Date: 
Saturday, January 18, 2014

A 64-year-old man died Thursday night in a traffic crash when he was thrown from his car when it rolled over on Interstate 10 in east Harris County.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Roadway: 
I-10
Type: Car Accident
No injuries were reported when a helicopter crashed Thursday morning at a Spring airport. At around 11:30 a.m., a helicopter crashed at Hooks Airport in northwest Harris County.
Date: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Roadway: 
Hooks Airport
City: 
Spring, TX

Police are investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian crash in southwest Houston.

It happened just before 10 a.m. Wednesday in the 9200 block of Bellaire Boulevard near Corporate Drive.

Date: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A man is dead after crashing his car into a power pole in northwest Harris County.

Date: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Type: Car Accident

Authorities are investigating what caused a deadly crash in northwest Harris County.

Date: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Type: Car Accident

A motorcyclist was rushed to an area hospital after crashing into an SUV in northeast Houston.

It happened around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday on Aldine Bender at Aldine Westfield.

Date: 
Monday, January 13, 2014
Several Humble ISD elementary students were injured Tuesday morning after their school bus was involved in an accident in northwest Harris County. The district said the accident happened around 7:45 p.m. on FM 1960 near W. Lake Houston.
Date: 
Monday, January 13, 2014
City: 
Humble, TX
A man is facing an intoxication manslaughter charge after a fatal crash in Southeast Houston, according to Houston Police. Police said the male driver lost control of his truck at Swiftwater near Randolph around 12:15 a.m. on Sunday.
Date: 
Saturday, January 11, 2014
A woman was killed in a motorcycle accident on the Gulf Freeway Sunday night. It happened around 9 p.m. in the inbound lanes of Interstate 45 at Edgebrook in southeast Houston.
Date: 
Saturday, January 11, 2014

A 12-year-old boy was hit and killed by an alleged drunk driver while walking in the street, according to Houston Police.

Police said the family reported the boy missing around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday when they noticed he was gone.

Date: 
Friday, January 10, 2014

Houston police say a woman driving an SUV slammed into a man crossing I-10 near John Ralston early Friday morning.

"She tried to avoid him but ended up hitting him on the front left of her vehicle," police stated.

Date: 
Thursday, January 9, 2014

A woman died in a traffic crash Friday morning when her car slammed into a pole in northwest Harris County.

Date: 
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Type: Car Accident

A driver was taken to the hospital in serious condition after crashing into two trees in Sugar Land.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Roadway: 
Lexington
Type: Car Accident
Police have released more details about a traffic crash early Thursday morning in north Houston that left a pedestrian dead.
Date: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Roadway: 
West Gulf Bank