One Dead After Semi Has Blowout, Catches Fire in Sequin
One person was killed Thursday morning after an 18-wheeler had a tire blowout on Interstate 10 in Sequin and crashed.
Details of the Fiery Sequin 18-Wheeler Accident
According to KSAT, the accident happened around 7:00 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-10 near FM 725.
One of the 18-wheeler’s tires blew out, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle then went off a bridge, slid down a slope, and burst into flames.
A passenger in the 18-wheeler was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the 18-wheeler was rushed to a San Antonio hospital. The condition of the driver is unknown.
Both the eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 10 were closed near the crash site as police and firefighters investigated the scene. The lanes have since been re-opened.
Texas 18-Wheeler Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- 4,951 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks in the United States in 2018, marking a 1-percent increase from 2017.
- Of those killed in traffic accidents involving large trucks:
- 71 percent were occupants of passenger vehicles
- 18 percent were occupants of large trucks
- 11 percent were pedestrians or bicyclists
- 77 percent of fatal crashes involving large trucks occurred on weekdays
- An additional 151,000 people were injured in trucking accidents in 2018, marking a 2-percent increase over 2017.
- 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.
Contact an Experienced San Antonio 18-Wheeler Accident Attorney
If you have been involved in an 18-wheeler accident in San Antonio or a surrounding area, contact Thomas J. Henry Law immediately. 18-wheeler accident claims can be complicated. Taking early action on your case is essential to securing maximum compensation.
Our attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends, to assist you. If you are unable to travel to one of our offices, we can send a lawyer directly to you.