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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;

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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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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

Harris County sheriff's deputies are looking for the pickup truck involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash.
Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
A driver died after he slammed his car into the wall of the Westpark Tollway, according to HPD. Police say the driver way going westbound on the tollway when the driver lost control around 2am on Wednesday.
Date: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Type: Car Accident
Houston Police are investigating the first fatal crash of 2014.
Date: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Type: Car Accident
Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident from early New Year’s Day in west Houston. It happened around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 6200 block of Westheimer.
Date: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Roadway: 
Westheimer
A man was arrested after crashing his car during a police chase and then trying to run from officers. A police officer saw a car driving erratically on Richmond near Shepard around 2 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Houston Police Department.
Date: 
Monday, December 30, 2013
A police chase through Fort Bend County and the rollover that ended the chase was all caught on camera.
Date: 
Friday, December 27, 2013

A woman was killed early Christmas Eve morning after she was crushed by her own car in northwest Houston.

Date: 
Monday, December 23, 2013
Type: Car Accident

Police say the driver of a SUV intentionally ran over a 50-year-old man on Christmas Eve in southeast Houston and fled the scene.

Date: 
Monday, December 23, 2013
Authorities are looking for the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident early Tuesday morning. Deputies responded to the 7000 block of FM 1960 around 3:30 a.m. after witnesses reported seeing a woman's body in the middle of the road.
Date: 
Monday, December 23, 2013
Roadway: 
FM 1960
A man was in custody Sunday night after allegedly crashing his car twice in northwest Harris County -- the second time into a family's home.
Date: 
Sunday, December 22, 2013

A woman who survived a car crash in north Houston was killed in another accident moments after the initial crash, according to witnesses.

Date: 
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Roadway: 
North Loop
Type: Car Accident
Police are searching for the driver of a pickup who slammed into a utility pole late Sunday night, killing one of his passengers and injuring another as he sped away from an apparent hit-and-run wreck moments earlier in southwest Houston.
Date: 
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Type: Car Accident
Topics: 
Hit and Run
A man crossing the road in northwest victim becomes the victim of a hit and run driver early Saturday morning. Houston police arrived on the scene at Airline and East Whitney just after 12:30 a.m.
Date: 
Friday, December 20, 2013
A cyclist was killed Friday in a hit and run crash in east Houston, and police are looking for the driver of the white vehicle responsible.
Date: 
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Roadway: 
Normandy

A vehicle smashed into two houses Thursday night in northwest Harris County.

Date: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Type: Car Accident