Police: Red light runner hit 18-wheeler, tried to run away

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by KHOU.com Staff

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Posted on October 4, 2012 at 6:53 AM

HOUSTON – Police believe the driver of a pickup truck ran a red light, causing a big rig crash along the South Loop at Telephone Road.

It happened in the frontage road lanes around 3:45 a.m. Thursday, according to the Houston Police Department.

Police said the driver of a Chevrolet pickup was traveling east when they ran the light, hitting an 18-wheeler. The driver then tried to run away on foot but was caught, police said.

The 18-wheeler’s driver was not hurt.

It took crews several hours to get the mess cleared out of the way in time for the morning rush hour commute.

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