HITCHCOCK, Texas (KTRK) -- A 2-year-old boy is dead and a 4-month-old
baby is hurt after authorities said the children's father drove off a
bridge Saturday morning in Hitchcock.
Galveston County Sheriff's
Office deputies were called at about 9:30 a.m. to the 6300 block of
Delany Road at a small bridge that crosses over Highland Bayou.
said the man was traveling south toward state Highway 6 when he lost
control and came off the road just past a curve that leads onto the
bridge. The investigation indicates the car drove up the small concrete
outer wall of the bridge before running off it and slipping over into
The children's father was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Authorities said he was in critical condition.
The baby's condition was not yet released.
Galveston County Sheriff's Office is leading the investigation and
deputies are working to determine what led the vehicle to drive off the
An officer who was responding to the father's crash was
involved in a separate crash. That officer and the driver of the SUV
that struck the patrol unit suffered minor injuries, according to