HOUSTON – Houston Police say a man who was struck by an 18-wheeler on I-45 North overnight is expected to survive.

The incident happened shortly before midnight Wednesday near Tidwell.

Witnesses told police the man tried to run across the freeway. An approaching big rig driver swerved to try and avoid the man, but the rig ended up clipping him. The trucker pulled over and called 911.

The injured pedestrian was stabilized and taken to the hospital in serious condition, but at last check was expected to survive, police at the scene say.