SAN LEON — A 6-month-old child was taken to the hospital after a driver who told police he fell asleep at the wheel rear-ended another vehicle Monday afternoon in San Leon, a fire official said.

The rear-end collision occurred shortly after 4 p.m. in the 2700 block of East Bayshore Drive, San Leon Assistant Fire Chief Scott Lyons said.

The collision shattered the rear windshield and some glass fell onto the infant, who was riding in a child seat in the back of the vehicle, Lyons said. The infant’s injuries did not appear to be critical, but the 6-month-old was taken to the University of Texas Medical Branch for treatment, he said.

The driver of the car that struck the vehicle carrying the infant told officers he suffered from a medical condition that caused him to fall asleep at the wheel, Lyons said.

Department of Public Safety troopers were continuing to investigate the accident, Lyons said.

No charges had been filed as of Monday evening.

Contact reporter Alex Macon at 409-683-5241 or


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