Deputies: 6 injured in 6-car pileup in northwest Harris County

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by khou.com staff

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Posted on March 25, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Updated Sunday, Mar 25 at 5:41 PM

HOUSTON – Six people were injured after a six-car pileup Saturday night in northwest Harris County, deputies said.

The wreck happened at about 9:17 p.m. in the 8900 block of FM 1960 West.

It all began with an aqua color Chevy Corvette that was traveling westbound in the center lane of 1960, possibly at high rate of speed, Harris County Deputy Donna Garcia said.  

“[The driver] either lost control of the vehicle, or attempted to do a U-turn into the eastbound lanes of 1960 in front of traffic, was struck by a maroon colored Chevy Impala, the Corvette rotated around, came to a stop, the Impala was then struck by a Ford Expedition and both of those cars left the road way and was struck again by a Toyota Camry,” Garcia said.

Two other cars, which were traveling behind the wreck, skidded to avoid the accident and ended up off the road, hitting a metal guard rail in front of a trailer business.  

A man was ejected from the Corvette as it spun around; he was transported to Ben Taub Hospital in critical condition.

The Impala flipped over and landed upside down. There were three men inside. Two of the passengers were transported to Ben Taub Hospital in critical condition, and the driver was taken to Houston Northwest Hospital in stable condition.

Two people in the Ford Expedition were transported to Houston Northwest Hospital with minor injuries. 

The two people inside the Toyota Camry were not injured.

No one was injured in the two cars that hit the guardrails. 

There were no obvious signs that alcohol was involved, but an investigation is under way, Garcia said.   

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