This Harris County intersection is getting attention after more than 50 crashes were reported since 2022

This Harris County intersection is getting attention after more than 50 crashes were reported since 2022

Seabrook, Texas – The intersection in Seabrook has become the center of attention after more than 50 accidents were reported there in the past two years.

The intersection is located at State Highway 146 and Ribsdorf Road/E. Meyer Boulevard.

According to the Seabrook Police Department, there were 40 crashes at the intersection in 2023. Seventeen of them resulted in injury. In 2022, police said 20 crashes were reported at the same intersection, five of which resulted in injuries. None of the collisions resulted in deaths.

TxDOT told KPRC 2 reporter Re’Chelle Turner that they do not have an official record of all accidents and deaths at the intersection, however, they are aware of an accident involving a school bus.

A bus accident involving students was reported in May

A Clear Creek Independent School District bus was involved in an accident at a Seabrook intersection on May 12. The accident occurred at approximately 3:45 p.m. on State Highway 146 near Meyer Street.

Elena Paulsen, Clear Creek ISD’s chief communications officer, said 56 students were on the bus, coming from Bay Elementary to the Lake Cove Harbor neighborhood. On its way into the neighborhood, the bus and a maroon 2015 Chevy pickup truck crashed on State Highway 146.

The truck, which was traveling south on SH 146, reportedly failed to stop at a traffic signal and collided with a CCISD school bus that was traveling east on E. Meyer/Repsdorph.

Investigators said four students, the driver and three passengers in the truck were taken to the hospital after the collision.

Paulsen said the students were alert on their way to the hospital and were later handed over to their parents.

The bus driver was reportedly examined but refused to be taken to hospital.

The students’ families went to the scene and took their children.

What can be done to reduce accidents at the intersection?

TxDOT says it added rumble strips, advance warning signs and flashing signals in June to alert people to the traffic signal.

The main lanes are scheduled to open by the end of December, which will bring local traffic back to this intersection, officials said.

The Seabrook Police Department has also increased traffic enforcement in the area, and over the past two months, has noticed a decrease in the number of crashes.

Families affected by intersection accidents demand change

Reporter Re’Chelle Turner speaks with families of drivers affected by recent crashes at the intersection in Seabrook. Look for their stories Wednesdays on KPRC 2 News at 6.

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