PASADENA, Texas A wrong-way driver was airlifted to the hospital early Friday after slamming into an 18-wheeler in Pasadena.

Pasadena police said a pickup truck was traveling the wrong direction on Highway 225 at Richey, going westbound in the eastbound lanes, when the driver slammed into an 18-wheeler around 12:45 a.m.

The 18-wheeler tried to avoid the pickup, but couldn t.

The pickup driver was airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital in serious condition.

The big rig driver was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The rear axle on the big rig was broken, so heavy-duty wreckers were called in to help clear the scene.
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