An 18-wheeler carrying asphalt overturned in the Northeast Side of San Antonio, leaving at least three people hospitalized.
According to KSAT, the crash happened around 10:30 am. The rig was exiting southbound Interstate 35 at the O’Connor intersection when it lost control and crashed into a Circle K.
Reports suggest the driver, who is in his late 20s, experienced brake failure which caused the semi to skid and lose control. The driver was rushed to the hospital where he was listed in serious condition.
Two other people were injured in the accident. Both were employees of Keller Industries and were at the scene for a service call. One of them was inside a car as it was hit by the 18-wheeler.
Several people were inside the store when the 18-wheeler slammed into the building, but all were able to take cover and avoid injury. Multiple vehicles at the scene sustained damage.
The accident remains under investigation and SAPD is looking at the truck’s mechanical issues.
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.
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