The driver of an 18-wheeler was seriously injured and was airlifted from a crash scene Tuesday morning after a tire blowout on Highway 6 north of Hempstead. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the crash happened around 9 a.m. near FM 2979. The blowout resulted in the vehicle leaving the roadway, crossing the oncoming lane and rolling onto its side. The driver was taken by a medical helicopter to a Houston hospital. Another vehicle was also clipped in the crash and rolled over but that driver was transported in stable condition.