A man is recovering after slamming into the back of an 18-wheeler Wednesday morning.
It happened around 2:30 a.m. on the Katy Freeway outbound near Antoine.
Officials said a man was driving his pickup when he left the mainlanes, entered the emergency lane and slammed into the back of an 18-wheeler.
Police said the semi truck was stopped in the emergency lane for a mechanical problem.
The driver of the pickup truck was transported to the hospital in serious, but stable condition.
The driver of the big rig was not injured.
Police said they would test the driver at the hospital to see if alcohol factored in the crash.