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Houston Car Accident Results in $1M in Damage

A recent Houston car accident involved two vehicles on the road and several more at a local dealership. The accident occurred in the town of Spring, about 30 miles north of downtown Houston, in the early morning hours of May 6. The chain-reaction crash happened on a freeway frontage road in front of the Tom Peacock Cadillac dealership and caused at least six of the high-end Escalade sport utility vehicles to catch fire.

Houston Car Accident Leads to Fire

The Houston car accident happened near a Mexican restaurant on the city’s north side at around 1:45 a.m. A silver sedan pulled out of the parking lot and onto the freeway feeder road when a Scion SUV struck the sedan from behind. According to police investigators, the impact from the crash forced the SUV to lose control, crash through a fence and collide with a light pole on the dealership’s display lot. Although neither driver reported life-threatening injuries, the collision with the light pole started a fire that did significant damage to many of the luxury vehicles.

Damage Estimates Vary in Houston Car Accident

Several of the new, white Cadillac Escalades suffered major damage in the Houston car accident. Steven Hainline, the dealership’s general manager, estimated that the damages could run from $700,000 to over $1 million. At least six of the vehicles may be classified as total losses, while numerous others in the same area sustained severe damage. The SUV driver may face both criminal charges for reckless driving and a civil suit from the dealership for the damage to its inventory.

Source: Houston Chronicle

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