A man walking outside his vehicle was struck in southwest Houston in an accident that shut down all main lanes northbound on U.S. 59 for hours on Tuesday afternoon, according to Houston TranStar.
A two-vehicle accident closed all the lanes around 2:40 p.m. at U.S. 59 and West Airport. Two hours after the accident, crews were still on the scene.
Officials said LifeFlight and emergency crews were on the scene. Drivers were exiting at West Airport.
Both cars involved were on the highway as investigators surveyed the scene. Investigators said bit of the vehicles and debris littered the highway an hour after the collision.
Sgt. James Leedom with the Stafford Police Department said a man was outside his vehicle at the 12200 block of northbound U.S. 59 when he was struck by another vehicle. The man, who has not been identified, was flown to Memorial Hermann.
His condition was not immediately available.
No charges are expected to be filed, Leedom said.
Another one-vehicle accident on U.S. 59 Eastex happened minutes before, heading northbound on the freeway near Aldine Mail Route. Three frontage lanes were closed from that accident.