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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

Police say one driver was killed and another critically injured in a two-vehicle wreck on Highway 90 in Sugar Land.

Date: 
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Roadway: 
Highway 90

Two people ended up in the hospital after an SUV slammed into the side of a METRO bus, police said.

Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2013
Roadway: 
Scott St.
A Houston bicyclist has died from injuries suffered in a weekend hit-and-run accident, police said. Chelsea Norman, 24, was pronounced dead Wednesday at Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Date: 
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Roadway: 
Waugh Drive

A man was driving on the Katy Freeway early Saturday morning when he lost control of his truck and crashed, according to Houston police.

Date: 
Friday, November 29, 2013
Roadway: 
Katy Freeway

Around midnight, Krystal Singletary was driving inbound on 290 with her dog in the car when she lost control and hit a wall causing the car to roll.

Date: 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Roadway: 
Highway 290

All outbound lanes of the Gulf Freeway at Broadway Street have reopened after a multi-vehicle accident.

According to Houston TranStar, the accident was occurred around 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Date: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Roadway: 
Gulf Freeway

Two people are dead after a late night crash in northwest Harris County.

The crash happened on Veterans Memorial near Camden Parkway around 10 p.m. Monday.

Date: 
Sunday, November 24, 2013

A 24-year-old man died early Monday morning in a traffic crash in west Houston.

The wreck happened about 1:30 a.m. at Westheimer and Dairy Ashford, according to the Houston Police Department.

Date: 
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Roadway: 
Westheimer St.
Police are investigating the death of a man killed in a violent crash Monday morning. It happened on South Dairy Ashford and Westheimer at around 1:30am. Investigators say a Toyota Scion was t-boned by a car that ran a red light.
Date: 
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Police said a crash that landed two paramedics in the hospital triggered a series of events that led to a deadly motorcycle crash.
Date: 
Friday, November 22, 2013
Early Friday, a man was driving a Mustang northbound on Yorktown Crossing at Kings Briar