Two flee after after wild rollover crash knocks out power

Families wake up in the dark in Northwest Harris County

By Courtney Gilmore - Anchor/Reporter

HOUSTON - Two people are on the run after a rollover crash that knocked out power in northwest Harris County Wednesday.

Around 12:45am, neighbors who live near the intersection of Copper Grove and Heatherbank in the Northmead Village Subdivision heard a big boom.

Jahan Khan said, "They hit the curb first and they hit a transformer and we heard a big explosion."

Deputies said the driver of a Ford pickup lost control at a sharp curve, flew through a wooden fence and landed right next to Khan's pool. In the process, the driver also took out a transformer which meant about 50 homes lost power.

Unfortunately, Zohaib Khan said this is not the first time this sort of thing has happened.

He said, "Just drunk people going crazy.  There's a sharp turn, there is a sign right here, but they can's see it."

After the crash, witnesses saw the male driver and female passenger limping away from the scene.

"His mother actually came back to the scene," said a neighbor who lives next door to the Khan family. "The driver left his license in the truck. After the crash I looked outside of my window and saw the them both running away. I hear people racing their cars and motorcycles up and down this street. I've been here a year and I've see a couple of wrecks."

Residents in the community say speed bumps would help drivers slow down as they approach the sharp curve in the street.

CenterPoint Energy crews replaced the transformer box around 7:30am. Power was restored shortly after repairs were made on the transformer.

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