HOUSTON -

A man was in serious condition Sunday morning after he ran his car into a tree in Southwest Houston.   

Police said the man was driving westbound on Bellaire Boulevard at Larkwood Drive, when he lost control of his car.

Investigators said the car then went over the curb and through the grass, before it hit a tree.

The impact ejected the transmission from the hood of the car, and sent it flying into the middle of the street.

Medical responders took the man to the hospital.