HOUSTON – One person was hospitalized and a dog was killed after a drunk driver caused a three-vehicle accident the Southwest Freeway early Sunday, police said.
According the Houston Police Department, a car heading north at 1:15 a.m. on the Southwest Freeway near West Bellfort stopped because a dog was in the middle of the road. Then, a second car stopped behind it.
Then, a SUV with an intoxicated driver failed to stop and slammed into the back end of the second car pushing it into the first car, police said. The dog was run over and killed.
Police said the driver of the SUV fled the scene on foot.
The driver of the first car was taken to Ben Taub Hospital in serious but stable condition, police said. The driver of the second car was not injured.