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HOUSTON A pedestrian died early Saturday morning after being hit by a motorcycle while trying to cross the Southwest Freeway, police said.

According to the Houston Police Department, at about 6 a.m. a man attempted to cross the freeway near Kirby and was hit by a motorcycle. The motorcycle crashed and the rider was taken to Ben Taub Hospital in serious but stable condition.

The pedestrian died at the scene. Police said that the rider was not impaired and was driving the posted speed limit.

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