18-wheeler flips off Southwest Freeway and lands on small car in Sugar Land, police say

SUGAR LAND, Texas -- Emergency crews responded to the scene of a major crash Thursday afternoon after an 18-wheeler drove off an overpass at Highway 59 near University Boulevard in Sugar Land.

According to investigators, there was an accident involving two vehicles and a big rig on the Southwest Freeway shortly after 1 p.m. Police said the trailer-truck fell from the bridge and onto the feeder road, crushing a car below.

Debris from the impact damaged another car along the feeder road, as well.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the crushed car was able to crawl through the a window to safety. That person has also been taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police said the feeder road at University Boulevard will remain closed for an extensive amount of time due to damage sustained to the intersection.

The main lanes of Highway 59 near University Boulevard are open, but traffic is moving slowly due to the accident.

The following images were taken at the scene:

Photo Credit: Darren Acosta.