Survivor of bizarre Highway 59 wreck: I don't think I'll ever be the same

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by Rucks Russell / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on August 29, 2011 at 11:09 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 30 at 9:28 AM

HOUSTON --The survivor of a bizarre traffic accident, in which a victim fell into his car, said he will never forget what happened. 

"I don't think I'll ever be the same," said Kelvin Wesley.  "I think about it a lot. It bothers me."

Wesley was driving his Toyota Camry north on Highway 59 near Weslayan Street around rush hour on Friday evening when the wreck happened.

"I remember hearing this terrible crunch and then the sound of glass shattering into my face," Wesley said.

That impact came from a human body.  Police said the victim was operating a motorcycle on the HOV overpass and had lost control.  According to witnesses, the bike slammed into the wall, and the rider plunged 40 to 50 feet down.

The victim smashed through Wesley’s windshield and was pronounced dead on the front passenger seat.

"I said a prayer for him and his family.  I asked God to have mercy on them," Wesley said.

Wesley also thanked God for the safety of his own family.

Hours before the wreck, he had dropped his son off at the University of Houston, and police said they believe any front passenger in the car would have likely been killed.

Police were withholding the name of the victim pending notification of his family members. 

Wesley, a high school football coach, was headed to a game when the crash occurred. He said he would like to meet the victim's family one day. 

"I want to pray with them and try to comfort them in some way," he said.

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