Motorist injured after leaving vehicle
A motorist who crashed in northwest Harris County late Friday was critically injured after he left his vehicle and was struck on the highway.
The collisions happened on slick roads around 9:30 p.m. on Texas 249 (the Tomball Parkway) near Cypresswood.
A southbound vehicle struck some debris in the road, spun out and hit the elevated freeway wall. After the crash, the motorist left his Mazda hatchback and attempted to run across the freeway to safety but was struck by another vehicle traveling southbound.
Harris County Sheriff ’s Office deputies and emergency personnel responded to the scene. The injured motorist was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. His name was not released.
Investigators determined that no alcohol was involved in either crash. The driver who hit the injured man is not expected to face charges.