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12-year-old girl critical after being ejected from crash in far northwest Harris County

The girl was airlifted to the hospital along with two other people.
Credit: HCSO
Pickup crash near Waller, TX

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A 12-year-old girl was among five people hurt in a pickup truck crash near the Harris-Waller County line early Friday morning, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies said a 20-year-old pickup driver failed to stop at the stop sign and crashed into a ditch in the 22100 bock of Stokes Road in far northwest Harris County.

The girl was ejected from the pickup and ended up submerged in water. A deputy pulled her from the water, and she was taken to the hospital by Life Flight in critical condition.

A 15-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy, who were both sitting in the front, were also flown to the hospital. 

The driver and a 21-year-old man who was sitting in the backseat were taken to the hospital by ambulance. 

Deputies said the driver was the only person wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Deputies also said the driver may have been impaired. 

Evidence is bring presented to prospectors to see if any criminal charges will be filed.

Check back for updates to this developing story.

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