A 65-year-old man was killed early Friday morning following a crash involving a tractor-trailer on San Antonio’s Northeast Side.
Details of the Fatal San Antonio Trucking Accident
According to KSAT, the fatal crash occurred around 5:40 am Friday near the intersection of Toepperwein Road and Loma Azul Street, close to Interstate 35.
Police say a Ford Fusion driven by David Rubrecht, 65, was traveling westbound on Toepperwein Road when it collided with a truck that was coming out of the San Antonio Auto Action parking lot. Police suspect Rubrecht was speeding.
Rubrecht was rushed to Brooke Army Medical Center by EMS where he later died.
No other injuries were reported in the crash.
Texas Trucking Accident Facts and Statistics
- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 433,000 accidents involving large trucks reported in 2017.
- 4,761 people were killed in trucking accidents with large trucks accounting for nine percent of all vehicles involved in fatal accidents.
- Of the deaths that occurred in trucking crashes in 2017, only 18 percent were truck drivers. The remaining 82 percent were occupants of other vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
- Texas has remained the state with the most recorded truck accident deaths for years and recorded 649 truck accident fatalities in 2017. California was a distant second with 361 deaths.
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