Big rig slams into pickup truck on I-10

January 2, 2008 6:14:10 AM PST
A pickup truck driver was hospitalized after a big rig slammed into him. The accident happened on the Katy Freeway overnight. Witnesses say the pickup driver lost control going around a curve and slide sideways, and his truck was smoking.

"He slid around in front of the 18-wheeler -- and the 18 wheeler there was nothing he could do to keep from hitting the guy," said Michael Wick with the Houston Police Department.

The 18-wheeler pushed the truck about 100 yards before coming to a stop. The pickup driver was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not hurt.