STAFFORD, Texas – Police said a man fixing his car on the side of the highway is in the hospital after a car crashed into him, sending him over the guardrail.
On Monday evening around 5:30 p.m., Stafford police said they received a call of a major crash in the 13000 block of 1-69, or U.S. 59, northbound.
“As they got there, they quickly realized that this was an auto-pedestrian accident,” said Officer A.J. Tyler, a spokesperson for the Stafford Police Department. “The gentleman was outside of his vehicle tending his vehicle problems when he was struck and ultimately sent over the guardrail and off the overpass onto the grassy area below.”
Stafford police said the man suffered major trauma to his leg, but did not provide details. The man was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital by Life Flight. Authorities do not know his condition.
Tyler said it’s unclear what was wrong with the man’s car, but he said multiple vehicles were part of the crash.
“There are several cars involved. Our traffic division is currently on the freeway taking measurements. Traffic is pretty heavy in the area,” Tyler said.
Investigators are still working to determine what caused the other car to crash into the man on the shoulder.
“Anytime you’re stranded on the freeway, it’s dangerous. Call a tow truck. Call police. We can at least get someone to get your vehicle towed off,” Tyler said.
As of 9 p.m., authorities had several main lanes blocked off as the Stafford Police Department Traffic Division investigates.