Chain reaction crash snarls traffic on Gulf Freeway

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HOUSTON, TX – If you were stuck on the Gulf Freeway Wednesday night this is why.

A chain reaction snarled up traffic for hours while rescue workers tried to make sense of the mangled mess near Dixie Farm Road.

It all started when a woman driving a Nissan hit the median.

Two drivers stopped to help her get the disabled car off the freeway when someone driving a Nissan Pathfinder slammed into the back of the truck that had stopped to help.

The driver was still inside the truck and wasn’t hurt, but the impact caused the truck to hit the other Good Samaritan who had stopped to help!

The smash-up then caused the Pathfinder to roll up on top of the woman’s disabled car, pinning her in between her car and the wall.

‘Unfortunately the striking vehicle landed on top of her, and HFD had some complications extracting her from underneath the vehicle,” said Sgt. Javier Tapia.

Translation: it took over an hour to rescue the poor woman!

She was eventually freed and taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition.

The two Good Samaritans suffered minor injuries and went to the hospital to get checked out.

As for the guy driving the SUV, he fled the scene.

Police would like to speak with him, for sure.

1 Comment

  • alex1495

    I am one of the good samaritans and just wanted to clear a few things up that were incorrect in this story….The man that parked his truck in order to block traffic WAS hurt…He left the scene with a cracked spine…. I am still currently recovering from a ruptured patellar tendon and injuries sustained to the ligmanets in my kneel….

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