Man trapped inside vehicle after colliding with 18-wheeler

A man was trapped inside his vehicle after it collided with the trailer of an 18-wheeler in east Houston.

January 8, 2011 6:20:03 AM PST
A man is recovering after he was trapped in his vehicle during a crash with an 18 wheeler in east Houston. It happened Friday night off Federal near Market. Authorities say the driver ran a red light and slammed into the side of the big rig going underneath it.

The man was pinned inside for about a half hour before he was extricated and taken to the hospital by LifeFlight.

Police believe alcohol may have been a factor.