An Austin police officer is “fighting for his life” after being involved in an 18-wheeler accident in east Austin early Wednesday morning.
According to KXAN, the crash happened at 2:10 am near the intersection of FM 969 and Decker Lane.
The officer was responding to a call when the 18-wheeler made a U-turn in front of the officer’s vehicle. The officer crashed into the trailer of the 18-wheeler and his vehicle became pinned underneath it.
While the officer has not been identified, ADP public information officer Destiny Silva did say the officer has been with APD for nine years.
The driver of the 18-wheeler was uninjured, and the crash remains under investigation.
Due to their size and the forces associated with accidents involving 18-wheelers, the injuries sustained in a semi-crash tend to be more serious more often than a regular passenger vehicle collision. Among the most common injuries reported with 18-wheeler accidents are:
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