One Dead, One Critically Injured in Elmendorf 18-Wheeler Crash

One person is dead and another person is in critical condition following a crash between an 18-wheeler and a passenger vehicle in Bexar County.

Details of the Fatal Elmendorf 18-Wheeler Accident

According to News 4 SA, the crash occurred around 12:30 am Thursday on Interstate 37 near Southton Road.

Police arrived to find an 18-wheeler in a ditch off the interstate and a small vehicle that had suffered catastrophic damage.

One occupant of the smaller vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene, and another was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.

Both southbound lanes of traffic were closed as crews worked the scene. The crash remains under investigation.

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.

Need a San Antonio Semi Accident Attorney?

If you or a loved one have been injured in a crash with an 18-wheeler or large truck, contact Thomas J. Henry immediately. 18-wheeler crashes are often catastrophic and can leave victims with long-lasting injuries. Some of these injuries may not be fully evident for weeks, months, or even years after the crash occurred.

Thomas J. Henry Law has represented victims of 18-wheeler accidents for nearly 30 years. We have built a reputation as a firm that can take on the largest trucking companies in the world and win.

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