Man fatally struck by car in middle of busy road

April 27, 2012 7:52:45 PM PDT
A man who was reportedly driving erratically was struck and killed in the middle of a roadway after he crashed his car and took off running, deputies say. That deadly accident scene caused a rush hour traffic mess at FM 2920 and Spring Cypress.

Investigators say this all started with a call about an erratic driver near Spring Cypress. They say the man was in a silver Volkswagen. As deputies were going to the scene, the driver crashed into a ditch near FM 2920 and bailed out of his car and began running.

Deputies say the man ran through an HEB grocery store parking lot and back onto the road. That's where another vehicle, a white Chevy pickup that was hauling a trailer, accidentally ran over the man, killing him.

It wasn't immediately known why the man was driving erratically and why he took off running after crashing his car.