"Four transients were crossing the freeway. He swerved to miss them. He wasn't sure if there was any traffic to his left so he swerved to his shoulder," said R.W. Bymaster with the Houston Police Department. "What he did, he lost control and the barricade and slammed into the wall where he came to rest now."
The driver was not injured in the accident.
The wrecked rig was moved from the scene just before 7am. TxDOT sand trucks worked quickly to soak up the diesel on the roadway. The freeway was reopened just after 7am.