HUMBLE, Texas – A 27-year-old woman remains in critical condition and her 8-year-old child is in critical, but stable condition after a rollover crash in Humble Friday.
The crash occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m. in the 2200 block of E FM 1960.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez initially said the woman was traveling eastbound down FM 1960 with four children when another vehicle may have cut her off, forcing her to take evasive action. Gonzalez said the women may have overcorrected, causing the vehicle to roll over several times before coming to a rest on an embankment.
Later Friday, Thomas Gilliland, public information officer for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, said that the Nissan Armada was traveling at a high rate of speed and switching lanes back and forth. The Armada drove off the street to the south while losing control and attempted to come back into the east bound lanes by over compensating and drove into the center turn lane. The vehicle then began to slide to the southeast and rotate clockwise and flipped to the driver side.
Deputies were told the mother and the 8-year-old child may have been ejected from the vehicle when it rolled over. The Armada rolled over several times until the vehicle rolled over a retaining wall into a ditch, where came to its final rest.
“Mom is in worse shape right now, so we are pulling for both of them,” Gonzalez said.
The mother and child are being treated at Northwest Medical Center. The rest of the children were transported to Kingwood Medical and are in stable and good condition.
Gonzalez said the other three children, ages 3, 4 and 7, were pulled from the vehicle. They were assessed as a precaution.
“It always hits a little bit different when there is a child involved, just looking at the wreckage myself, I saw a child’s backpack, I saw a small pair of shoes,” Gonzalez said.
The incident remains under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office’s Vehicular Crimes Division.