Homeless man with wheelchair run over while lying under 18-wheeler in southwest Houston

By Lea Wilson - Digital News Editor

HOUSTON - A homeless man was run over by an 18-wheeler Thursday as he slept under the truck with his wheelchair beside him, police said.

According to investigators, the man was trying to keep warm under the truck around 3 a.m. in the loading dock area of the Sam's Club on Fannin at the South Loop.

Apparently, the driver of the truck was backing up when he ran over the man's legs. He didn't notice the man under his truck until other workers ran over and told him what happened, investigators said.

The collapsed wheelchair was by the victim's side under the truck.

The man was taken to a hospital. His condition was not immediately known, but he is expected to survive.

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