Witnesses: Driver lost control of car, slid under 18-wheeler

Witnesses: Driver lost control of car, slid under 18-wheeler

Credit: KHOU

Houston TranStar reported the crash at 8:30 a.m. The tollway’s southbound lanes were shut down at N. Lake Houston Parkway.

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 15 at 10:35 AM

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -– Life Flight took a driver to the hospital after he crashed into an 18-wheeler on Beltway 8-East early Tuesday.

Houston TranStar reported the crash at 8:30 a.m. The tollway’s southbound lanes were shut down at N. Lake Houston Parkway.

According to the Harris County Pct. 3 Constable’s Office, a male driver was changing lanes when he lost control of his Ford Mustang. Witnesses said the Mustang went under the big rig’s trailer and was run over by its rear wheels.

The truck driver stopped nearby and was apparently not injured.

The Mustang driver suffered unknown injuries.

The tollway reopened about two hours later.

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