HOUSTON – A woman is in the hospital after hitting the back of an 18-wheeler on the Gulf Freeway near the South Loop overnight.

According to authorities, it happened at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday heading south on the Gulf Freeway.

They said she then slammed into the back of the slower moving 18-wheeler. She was transported to the hospital in serious but stable condition.

The driver of the 18-wheeler is not hurt.