Driver critical after drifting off roadway, flipping car in north Harris County

The driver of this car was in critical condition after drifting off of the roadway for unknown reasons and flipping in a ditch
September 1, 2013 6:56:31 AM PDT
A man is in critical condition this morning after he lost control of his vehicle in north Harris County.

The accident happened around 9:30pm on Rankin Road near East Rankin Circle.

Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies say the man was speeding down Rankin Road when he slowly began drifting off of the roadway. He hit the ditch and the vehicle flipped.

"There's a few driveways that enter the roadway. The vehicle lost control as it traveled over those driveways and ended up rolling over," HCSO Deputy B. Troyer said.

The man was ejected from his car and rushed to an area hospital in critical condition.

Investigators are questioning other drivers who saw the accident. It's unclear why the man drifted off of the roadway.

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