SUV goes over seawall

A Chevy Tahoe rests on its side atop of pile of seaweed after it was stuck by a Dodge truck while parked along the seawall Wednesday evening in Galveston. Nobody was in the parked SUV when it was hit, and the driver of the Dodge suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

ALEX MACON/The Daily News

GALVESTON — An unoccupied SUV was sent over the seawall Wednesday evening after being struck from behind by another vehicle.

According to the Galveston Police Department, a dark-colored Dodge truck was traveling eastbound on Seawall Boulevard shortly before 8 p.m. and swerved into the parking lane after another vehicle pulled into traffic in front of it.

Upon entering the parking lane, the Dodge struck a parked Chevy Tahoe and sent it across the sidewalk and over the seawall.

The gray Tahoe ended up on its passenger side between the seawall and a pile of seaweed, across from the Galveston Island Convention Center.

No one was in the Tahoe when the collision happened. The driver of the Dodge was taken to UTMB with non-life-threatening injuries.

Eastbound traffic was shut down for about 45 minutes as the truck was pulled from the sand.

The Tahoe’s owners said they were visiting the beach when they heard the crash. Passers-by stopped to take pictures and videos as the truck was retrieved. For a brief moment, the truck sat perilously on the edge of the seawall before being flipped back onto its wheels.

Both vehicles were towed away.

A police spokesman said the driver of the Dodge would not face any charges.

Contact reporter John Wayne Ferguson at 409-683-5226 or

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