Three injured in accident with 18-wheeler

Investigators say a pickup turned in front of this 18-wheeler, causing an accident that sent all three men in the pickup to the hospital

July 16, 2011 6:25:55 AM PDT
Three men were recovering in the hospital Saturday after an accident in northeast Harris County. It happened on Beaumont Highway near Beaumont Place around 11:30pm Friday.

A pickup truck carrying three men was westbound on Beaumont Highway. The driver tried to turn left into a parking lot, but he pulled in front of an 18-wheeler, officials said.

The 18-wheeler slammed into the side of the pickup truck.

One of the men was riding in the back bed of the truck. He was thrown from the vehicle and airlifted to an area hospital in serious condition.

The two other men were also taken to the hospital. At last check, both were stable.

The driver of the big rig was not hurt.