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Galveston Police Department
News Release
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Subject Charged with Intoxication Assault After Rollover Accident at 47th St and Ave Q

On 11/27/2017 at approximately 8:30pm, the Galveston Police Department received multiple calls in regards to a major accident that occurred at 4700 Ave Q Galveston TX.

Upon arrival, Galveston Police Officers and the Galveston Fire Department observed two vehicles, a red in color Chevy Cruz and a black in color Chevy Silverado flipped over and resting in the yard of a private residence at the corner of 4700 Ave Q. It was quickly discovered there were several subjects still inside of the red Chevy Cruz when officers arrived. Officers with the Galveston Police Dept and firefighters with Galveston Fire were successful in removing the occupants that were still in the vehicle.

Witnesses on scene advised the black Chevy Silverado was traveling southbound on 47th Street and the red Chevy Cruz was traveling east on Ave Q. Witnesses advised the black Chevy truck was traveling at a high rate of speed when it ran the stop sign and collided with the red Chevy Cruz, causing both vehicles to flip over.

There were three adults and two juveniles (aged 8 and 9 years old) trapped inside of the red Chevy Cruz. All occupants of the red Chevy Cruz and the single occupant of the black Chevy Silverado were transported to the John Sealy Emergency Room at UTMB by Galveston EMS. Injuries of the occupants ranged from minor to severe; however, all occupants were expected to survive the crash.

As officers began speaking with the driver of the black Chevy Silverado, identified as 39-year-old Galveston resident Michael Herrera, it was apparent that he had been drinking and was intoxicated at the time of the collision. As such, Herrera was transported to UTMB where he is awaiting medical clearance to be transported to the Galveston County Jail on the charge of Intoxication Assault with a bond of $50,000.

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