According to police, a gray Honda had mechanical problems and stopped on the side of the road, triggering a chain reaction.
Eleven people, including four children, were taken to hospital, but none of the injuries were life-threatening.
Video from the scene showed smashed vehicles and impact debris, including a door leaning against a concrete barrier and a tire lying in the middle of the road.
Another vehicle overturned.
Drivers in the area will experience major delays now as traffic is being diverted to the HOV lanes and bypass.
Fire crews will have to clear the roadway before it can reopen.
– Houston Police (@houstonpolice) December 18, 2021
This is the second major accident to happen in the area this morning.
A few hours earlier, at about 3:25 a.m., the driver of a Honda CRV was killed after crashing into an 18-wheeler that was stopped on the westbound junction of the freeway at Central Park West Avenue.
Police say the driver of the 18-wheeler was stopped in the far right lane to rest when the SUV driver, who appeared to be speeding, crashed into the large rig.
The Honda driver died at the scene.
Authorities said they were investigating because the truck driver blocked a moving lane. The district attorney’s office will determine whether fees will be paid.
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