HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A driver was hit and killed after the person's car stalled on the South Sam Houston Parkway eastbound at US-90A on Wednesday night.
At about 9:20 p.m., a silver Altima stalled out in a moving lane of traffic was hit by the driver of a dually pickup truck that was coming over the incline, said Harris County Constable Precinct 7.
The Altima's driver, who was still inside the vehicle, died.
Authorities planned to do a field sobriety test to determine if the truck's driver was intoxicated.
According to Houston TranStar, "For every minute a motorist has stopped on a freeway, the risk of being seriously injured or killed increases dramatically, and the chance of a secondary crash increases by nearly 3%."
Last year, ABC13 spoke to officials with the Tow and Go Program, managed by the Houston-Galveston Area Council.
If you're in a situation when you can move your vehicle, officials advise you pull over to a right shoulder.
They also say that if your car is stalled, turn on your hazard lights, lock your doors and keep your seat belt on.
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The Tow and Go Program serves most highways in Harris County. You can call them for help and a free tow at 713-881-3333.
If you find yourself on a Harris County Toll Road, the toll road authority has the Motorist Assistance Program, which also provides free assistance. You can cell them at 281-584-7500.