Houston, TX (2/18/2021) – Two small children have been injured in a car accident in southwest Houston that police say was caused by a driver traveling at high speeds of 100 miles per hour.
The wreck happened Tuesday around 10:30 a.m. in the 5000 block of S. Braeswood near S. Rice.
Houston police assistant chief Ben Tien said that an officer checking speeds by radar on the South Loop near the Braeswood exit spotted the car traveling at nearly 100 mph. The officer attempted to catch the car, but lost sight of it. The car crashed into a tree shortly after.
Police say there were three occupants in the car: the driver and two children without car seats. All occupants were taken to the hospital.
One of the children, a 1-year-old is in critical condition and was taken into surgery. The other child, a 3-year-old, and the driver both suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police stated.
The police have not released the names of those involved. This car accident investigation is ongoing.
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Source: ABC 13