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18-Wheeler Collision Sends One to Hospital in Critical Condition

Jonathan Hernandez7 months ago

A driver is in critical condition after a collision with a big rig.

Details about the Tractor-Trailer Accident

KSAT 12 News is reporting that a driver of a vehicle is currently in critical condition after crashing his vehicle into the back of an 18-wheeler on Thursday evening, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.

The accident happened just before 9:30 p.m. along Interstate 10 at Ralph Fair Road, which is on the northwest side of the city. Deputies from the sheriff’s office have indicated that the 18-wheeler had slowed down for construction that was taking place along the roadway when the pickup truck slammed into the back of the big rig.

The driver of the truck had to be cut out of his vehicle by firefighters who responded to the scene of the accident. The man was transported to University Hospital to be treated for his injuries.

At this time, the condition of the driver of the big rig is unknown.

Important Information about Accidents Involving Large Trucks

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths every year in the United States in accidents involving large trucks:

  • 3,964 people were killed in accidents involving large trucks in the United States in 2013.
  • 95,000 people were estimated to have been injured in crashes involving large trucks in 2013.
  • In 2013, 79 percent of large-truck accidents happened on weekdays.


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