HOUSTON – A pedestrian was hospitalized after being hit by a car while walking in the roadway in west Houston Friday morning.

According to the Houston police department, it happened just before 4:30 a.m. heading east on Westpark Drive near Artdale.

Investigators said a man was walking in the roadway on Westpark Drive, when a small car with a husband and wife inside was heading east on their way to work. The driver did not see the pedestrian and struck him. 

The pedestrian was taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition, police said. 

Police said the two occupants of the car were not hurt, and they pulled over and waited for police. No charges are expected.