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Big rig falls off overpass after accident, lands on car below

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Traffic southwest of Houston was snarled for much of Thursday evening after a major accident involving a big rig.

The crash occurred at Highway 59 and University Boulevard in Sugar Land.

Police say a driver of an SUV struck the back of the truck, which jack-knifed and ran into another car.

"When I was right under the bridge I heard, almost under the bridge, I heard a loud bang behind my car, Bunita Singh, who witnessed the crash, said. "I heard my tire explode and it caught fire cause I saw the fumes so I stopped the car under the bridge only to see that the window was shattered, there was no fire. But I turned around to see the car behind me, the white car that was behind me crushed under the truck and the truck had topped over the bridge, of course hitting my car and then I barely passed under and it crushed the car behind me."

The woman who was in the car hit by the big rig got out of the wreckage and was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. She is back home and told KPRC she was on her way to get groceries when she said “the tractor trailer fell out of the sky.”

"It's a miracle these people are alive," Doug Adolph, a spokesperson for the Sugar Land Police Department, told our sister station KPRC. "It is amazing that we are not dealing with something far more serious than what we have out here. People are blessed. Someone was looking over them today."

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