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HOUSTON A man is in serious condition after he hit the retaining wall on the freeway, flipped and was thrown from his car early Saturday in east Houston, according to DPS.

According to the State Troopers, the accident happened around midnight on the East Freeway and the East Sam Houston Parkway. The driver was heading west on the freeway when he lost control of the vehicle and struck the inside retaining wall, causing the car to roll several times.

He was transported to Ben Taub Hospital in serious but stable condition, DPS said.

This caused a major headache for drivers the freeway was shut down for about two hours.

State police say they are checking to see if alcohol was involved.

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