Good Samaritan seriously injured trying to help couple with disabled vehicle

Five people were injured after a towing accident in northwest Harris County Wednesday night.

HOUSTON - Five people were injured after a towing accident in northwest Harris County Wednesday night.

The accident happened on the N. Sam Houston Parkway at Sharmon around 9:30 p.m.

According to Harris County Sheriff's deputies, a man and woman were using a Ford Expedition to tow a car when the tow strap broke.

A nearby security guard tried to help the couple reconnect it.  The man was underneath the car trying to reattach the strap, the security guard was standing in front of the vehicle and the woman was standing in the grass with a child.

That is when another vehicle came along and crashed into the back of the disabled car, thrusting it forward.

The security guard was thrown onto the hood and smashed his head into the windshield.  He was transported to the hospital in serious, but stable condition.

The man working underneath the car was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

The woman was struck by the side mirror of the car.  She was not seriously injured, but she and the child were taken to the hospital to be checked out as a precaution.

A passenger in the SUV towing the vehicle was also taken to the hospital.

The driver who crashed into the disabled vehicle was not hurt.  Deputies say no alcohol was involved and the driver was not ticketed.

The couple, however, did receive a traffic citation for illegally towing the vehicle at night.

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