Road Debris Leads to 6-Car Pileup on Houston Freeway

An air conditioning unit that had fallen from the back of a pickup truck led to a chain-reaction crash on a Houston freeway Monday night, police say.

The A/C unit fell from a pickup at about 11:15 p.m. on Interstate 45, on the city's north side, according to police.

At one point a driver swerved to avoid the machine and side swiped a Houston police captain's vehicle, police said. The impact caused a chain reaction which involved a total of six vehicles.

One woman was transported to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

Police said the truck originally carrying the air conditioner did not stop.

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