Chain-reaction crash sends drivers into rain-swollen ditch near George Bush Park
The Jaws of Life had to be used to free a person trapped inside a car after a multi-vehicle accident near George Bush Park Thursday morning.
At least five cars were involved in the chain-reaction crash which happened on Westheimer Parkway near Fry Road.
According to investigators, the driver of a white Subaru was traveling westbound on Westheimer Parkway around 6:30 a.m. when he lost control, crossed the median, then struck a tree and four other vehicles. Those four vehicles, including a blue Jaguar, ran into the rain-swollen ditch.
The Jaguar driver became trapped and had to be extracted by Houston firefighters and Precinct 5 deputy constables. He suffered a broken leg and multiple broken ribs, authorities said.
Four people were transported to the hospital.
The eastbound lanes of Westheimer Parkway remain closed.
Copyright 2014 by Click2Houston.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.