HOUSTON A man is in critical condition after he was assaulted and pushed out of a vehicle early Saturday morning on the Eastex Freeway in northeast Harris County, deputies said.

At about 2 a.m., a vehicle was heading north on the Eastex Freeway near Homestead when a man was beat up and shoved out of the moving car on the freeway. The victim landed in the middle of the road, but was not hit by any of the oncoming traffic.

Good Samaritans stopped and called 911. The victim was taken to Ben Taub Hospital to be treated for severe head injuries.

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