5 injured in head-on collision at northwest Houston intersection


by Andrew Horansky / KHOU 11 News


Posted on June 3, 2014 at 7:53 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 3 at 5:59 PM

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HOUSTON -- Houston police are investigating what caused a driver to slam head-on into a car at an intersection on the northwest side overnight.

It happened around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday on W. Montgomery at S. Victory.

Police said a car making a turn did not yield to an oncoming vehicle.

Five people, including a 13-year-old, were taken to the hospital with various injuries.

“We heard this loud boom,” said area resident Steve Williams. “My wife thought a gun was shot, but not a gun. I got up, put some clothes on, and rushed out. It looked like a head-on collision. The lady that was inside of this one car that was making a left turn had a big gash in head. She was looking really bad.”

Police said charges are likely in the case as the driver at-fault for the crash was allegedly driving drunk.

Police also said street racing may have played a role in the crash.