A 22-month-old child was killed when the driver of a cement truck lost control and fell off an overpass onto a vehicle traveling below, Texas police said.
The crash happened Friday afternoon on Houston Parkway in eastern Harris County.
“It appears that a cement truck traveling on the main tracks lost control, went over the overpass and landed on a vehicle with four occupants,” Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. tweeted.
Three of the occupants were able to get out of the car. The child was pronounced dead at the scene.
Raymond Romo, who witnessed the crash, told NBC affiliate KPRC of Houston that he saw the truck swerve to avoid another car before crashing into the overpass. He said the truck hung from the overpass as cars below tried to pull away.
Romo, who works nearby, said the truck then fell forward and landed on a Ford Expedition.
“We saw him while we were in the middle of the parking lot landing on the vehicle,” he told the news channel. “Instantly me and my friend Joe sprang into action.
Romo said he pulled the driver’s daughter out of the car and then tried to remove the 22-month-old twins sitting in the back. He was able to grab one car seat but couldn’t grab the other, he told KPRC. The driver of the car also fled.
The three occupants were taken to hospital with minor injuries, according to KPRC. The driver of the truck reportedly suffered minor injuries but refused to seek treatment.