Eight year old taken by flight to hospital after accident in Harris County

An little girl, just eight years old, has been flown to the hospital after being seriously injured in a crash on Highway 249 near Old Bammel Road in northwest Harris County last night.

According to officials, the child was in the back seat of a blue Chevrolet SUV that was stopped at the light in the center lane of Highway 249. The SUV was hit from behind by a white Lexus.

Sobriety tests were given to both drivers, but it looks like alcohol was not a factor in this crash.

It is not clear if the child was properly restrained.

She was flown to the hospital by Life Flight. She is expected to be okay.

Deputies say that area is dark, and it has the reputation of being one of the most dangerous stretches of road in the state.

The lack of street lights have also been blamed for other fatalities along the highway.

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