At least one person is injured as a result of an 18-wheeler accident in Austin, Texas.
Details of the Austin 18-Wheeler Accident
According to FOX 7 Austin, the crash occurred in the 12000 block of southbound US 183 around 9:30 am. Details of how the crash occurred were not immediately available.
One person had to be extricated from their vehicle and was rushed to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center with potentially serious injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.
Texas 18-Wheeler Accident Statistics
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 4,951 people were killed in accidents involving large trucks and 18-wheelers in the United States in 2018. This marked a 1-percent increase over 2017.
Of those killed, 71 percent were occupants of passenger vehicles, 18 percent were occupants of large trucks and 18-wheelers, 11 percent were pedestrians and bicyclists.
More than three-quarters of fatal 19-wheeler accidents occurred on weekdays.
Texas led the country in trucking accident deaths with 664 fatalities recorded. Texas was followed by California with 352 deaths and Florida with 321 deaths.
Another 151,000 people were injured in 18-wheeler and truck accidents in 2018.
Injured in an 18-Wheeler Accident? Contact Thomas J. Henry Law
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Call now to speak with an Austin 18-wheeler accident attorney.