Car flips while exiting the Southwest Freeway, injuring passenger

Car flips while exiting the Southwest Freeway, injuring passenger

Credit: KHOU

The woman had to be extracted by firefighters shortly after 3 a.m. Friday. According to the Houston Police Department, the crash happened on the freeway’s northbound frontage road lanes.

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on March 29, 2013 at 7:20 AM

Updated Friday, Mar 29 at 7:21 AM

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HOUSTON -– Police said a female passenger was stuck in the back of a small Chevrolet sedan after it flipped while exiting the Southwest Freeway at a high rate of speed.

The woman had to be extracted by firefighters shortly after 3 a.m. Friday.

According to the Houston Police Department, the crash happened on the freeway’s northbound frontage road lanes.

A witness told police the car struck a curb as it exited at Chimney Rock. The car came off the exit ramp and didn’t appear to slow down, the witness said. The vehicle then went airborne in the intersection, rolling over once and then landing back on its tires.

The female driver and a male passenger were not injured. The third person in the car, a female passenger in the back, was sent to the hospital in stable condition.

HPD said the driver refused to give a field sobriety test, and a mandatory blood draw would be performed at the police station. They did not say if she would face any charges for the crash.

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