Victim IDed after passing away from injuries sustained when car crashed into apartment
An 86-year-old man struck Saturday after a vehicle crashed into an area apartment died as a result of injuries suffered in the tragic collision, police said.
According to Beaumont Police, the man was pronounced deceased at 8:12 p.m. Saturday.
Authorities identified the victim as W.D. Mount, adding his daughter was on scene at the crash site.
At approximately 5:46 p.m. Saturday, Beaumont Police officers responded to The Crossing, 3705 Lucas, in reference to a major traffic crash.
Officers located a Brown Toyota Solara in the bedroom of an apartment.
Officers located an 86-year-old legally blind man trapped underneath the vehicle in the bedroom.
An emergency wrecker was called for life-saving efforts so EMS could treat the victim.
Once freed, the victim was alert and talking while being treated by Beaumont EMS.
He was taken to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital, where he later died.
The Solara was operated by a 54-year-old deaf man.
Evidence on scene appeared the Solara left the parking lot for an unknown reason and went into the apartment.
The crash appeared to be an accident, authorities said, and the Beaumont Police Traffic Unit is leading the investigation.
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