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.
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