A Houston man been charged in the death of a man struck while in a motorized scooter in northwest Houston, police said.

Wilmer Farley III, 20, is charged with intoxication manslaughter in a crash on Wednesday that killed Clifford Johnson.

Johnson, 56, who was carrying his 1-year-old son in his lap, was hit from behind by an SUV. Johnson held the child tightly even after both were thrown more than 20 feet along West Montgomery Road and likely saved the boy’s life, officials said.

“He was holding onto him pretty good,” said Houston Police Sgt. R.A. Gonzales.

Witnesses told Houston police Johnson rolled off the sidewalk about 3 p.m. and into the far right lane of West Montgomery at Ferguson Way because of the debris and sewer water blocking his path.


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