Wrong-way driver causes crash on Fred Hartman Bridge

LA PORTE, Texas (KTRK) -- Police are investigating a crash on the Fred Hartman Bridge that caused officials to shut down several lanes overnight.

It happened around 12:30 a.m. La Porte police said they received reports of a wrong-way driver on the bridge.

Crews shut down all lanes of the bridge for about 45 minutes, according to a driver. He said there were people driving in reverse down the bridge, trying to get off.

Eyewitness news video showed a damaged white SUV. It's not clear how many people were involved in the accident.

Deputies said the wrong-way driver was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

All lanes have reopened on the bridge.

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