Overturned 18-wheeler blocks intersection in Harris Co.

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A residential neighborhood was blocked Monday by an overturned 18-wheeler.

The residential intersection of Olana and McDermott in northeast Harris County was blocked for most of Monday by an overturned 18-wheeler. The big rig hauling boxes of motor oil tipped over when the driver made a serious miscalculation.

"I came down here and when I got halfway down here I just froze, I was like -- 'Wow!'" said Darla Thompson.

Thompson says the 18-wheeler narrowly missed her front yard when the truck driver tried to make a right turn, but tipped instead when his back wheel went into a ditch.

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A big mess this Monday morning on the Grand Parkway at Westheimer feeder road

The Harris County Sheriff's Office says trucks aren't usually supposed to park in residential neighborhoods, but in this case, nothing prohibits a truck from driving through, which hasn't been a problem until now.

The driver tells Eyewitness News he isn't from Houston and was trying to find a gas station when he got lost.

"Our concern was really for him. We invited him in any time he wanted to and told him we'd be happy to fix him a sandwich, give him something to eat or drink. I felt really sorry for the guy, " said Thompson.

The driver says he was not cited.

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