7 injured in utility pole, bus stop crash in southwest Houston

HOUSTON – Seven people were seriously injured Monday after a truck crashed into a METRO bus stop and utility pole in southwest Houston.

Police said a Nissan Xterra with five people inside was speeding down Richmond Avenue  just after 10 p.m. when the driver lost control and crashed into a bus stop. Police said there were two people waiting at the bus stop who were also hit.

All seven people were taken to a hospital in serious condition, police said.

Investigators believe there may have been a reason the driver of the Nissan was speeding.

"There are some reports that the vehicle is involved in some kind of disturbance at a Chevron west on Richmond before this accident and may have been fleeing that disturbance, we're not really sure about that right now," Houston police Lt. Larry Crowson said.

The crash knocked out traffic lights at Richmond and Hillcroft.

There are temporary stop signs in place as workers repair the traffic control box.

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