Crash Involving Two 18-Wheelers Shuts Down San Antonio Highway Loop
A portion of W Loop 1604 in San Antonio was temporarily shut down following a crash involving two 18-wheelers.
Details of the San Antonio 18-Wheeler Accident
According to KSAT, the crash occurred Thursday afternoon in the 700 block of W Loop 1604 S. Officials shut down all southbound lanes of the loop from Potranco Road to Marbach Road as crews worked the scene.
Traffic was re-routed to the W. Military exit during the closure.
Officials are unsure of what led to the collision between the two 18-wheelers. It was also unclear if any additional vehicles were involved in the crash.
It is unknown if any injuries were sustained as a result of the 18-wheeler accident.
Texas 18-Wheeler Accident Statistics
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports:
- 538,000 large trucks were involved in police-reported crashe4s in 2019.
- These truck crashes resulted in 5,005 deaths with large trucks accounting for 10% of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes for the year.
- 9% of large truck drivers involved in fatal crashes had previously recorded crashes – higher than any other vehicle type.
- Another 159,000 people were injured in truck accidents in 2019.
- States with the most truck accident deaths were:
- Texas: 652
- California: 408
- Florida: 349
- Georgia: 204
- Ohio: 172
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