Accident Involving Pedestrian Shuts Down Interstate 45 in Houston

Accident Involving Pedestrian Shuts Down Interstate 45 in Houston

A major accident shut down all inbound main lanes of the 45 North Freeway at Richey Road for hours this morning. Police say the accident is the result of a pedestrian trying to run across the freeway.

Deputies confirm the pedestrian was struck by a vehicle who stopped on scene. The driver of an 18-wheeler saw it happen and managed to stop his big rig before striking the pedestrian. He then used the 18-wheeler to block traffic, preventing anyone else from hitting the victim, and began to perform CPR on the victim until EMS crews arrived.

Life Flight could be seen landing on the freeway just after 6:25am. The patient was then loaded and rushed to the hospital. There is no word on the pedestrian’s condition.

The freeway reopened to all traffic around 8:30am this morning.

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