Man falls from Beltway 8 overpass while trying to get out of the way over oncoming car

A man fell off an overpass and died while he was trying to avoid being hit by a car in north Harris County.

May 29, 2013 7:45:48 AM PDT
A man is dead after trying to get out of the way of oncoming traffic on Beltway 8 overnight.

The man's vehicle stalled around 11pm on the Beltway at the Hardy Toll Road in north Harris County.

Police say some vehicles swerved to avoid hitting the man's car as he pulled over. However, a woman on her way home from work says the car in front of her changed lanes at the last minute. When she saw the stalled car, she slammed on the brakes.

"She noticed a Hispanic male standing behind the vehicle. He sees her and he jumped over the overpass," said Ignacio Izaguirre with the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

The 58-year-old man fell roughly 30 feet. He died at the scene.

The female driver crashed into the stalled car. She was given a field sobriety test and it showed no signs of intoxication. No charges will be filed.

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