HPD: Family of 6 injured by alleged drunken driver in north Houston

HOUSTON – Six family members were injured in an accident after a man ran a red light in north Houston Saturday night, according to Houston police.

Kevin Rivera, 49, is charged with three counts of intoxication assault.

Authorities said the accident happened around 9:05 p.m. on the North Freeway and West Parker when a man driving a green Ford Mustang ran a red light and hit the family’s red Nissan. The collision caused both vehicles to start spinning out of control, causing the Nissan to strike a light pole.

Investigators said debris from the crash two additional vehicles that weren't directly involved in the accident.

Inside the Nissan were a mother, father and the couple's four children. The entire family was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital. The police department said their 11- and 8-year-old sons suffered serious injuries; the couple's 9-year-old daughter suffered minor bruises; and their 18-month-old daughter suffered serious injuries.

No word on the parents' condition.

The Mustang driver — later identified as Rivera — was taken to the hospital in stable condition. The suspect was found to be intoxicated after taking a blood test. Police said the charges may be upgraded depending on the condition of the two children in critical condition.