A man was critically injured after being hit by a car while trying to cross a northwest Harris County highway, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Around 10 p.m. Thursday, deputies said a man tried to cross Highway 6 at an unprotected area near Willow River.  According to reports, when he walked into the last lane, a car traveling south hit him.

Deputies said the driver did not see the man until it was too late.  Another car also rear-ended the first car because it could not stop in time.

The drivers of the vehicles were not injured.

The pedestrian was taken to the hospital in critical condition. His name was not released.