HOUSTON -- Paramedics took a woman to the hospital after she was struck by an 18-wheeler in far southwest Houston.

It happened on Murphy Road at Roark Road around 10:30 a.m., just on the edge of Stafford.

Witnesses said the woman and a man had left a nearby Burger King. They were preparing to cross the road when the truck driver hit the woman. She was dragged and seriously injured, witnesses said.

The woman was taken to the hospital in unknown condition. The man also went to the hospital, but it was unclear if he was injured.

Witnesses said the man and woman may have been staying at a nearby motel.

Views from Air 11 showed the truck stopped at the scene. The truck driver reportedly told officers with the Houston Police Department that he never saw the man and woman.

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