San Antonio Highway Shutdown after 18-Wheeler Crash

A big rig 18-wheeler fell off of Highway 97 and crash into I-37 South on San Antonio’s southside.

Incident Details

  • According to KSAT, the driver of an 18-wheeler crashed on SH 97 and went off the highway, and landed on the southbound lanes of I-37. San Antonio, Texas.
  • Emergency officials shut down the southbound main lanes of I-37 and are redirecting traffic off SH 97.
  • Officials have not said if there were any injuries or how many vehicles were involved in the crash. The crash is delaying traffic to FM 3006. 
  • KSAT will provide more information as the incident report develops.

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Avoid Distractions

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Practice Defensive Driving

  • Stay Attentive to Your Surroundings: Keep a constant awareness of your environment by continuously surveying the road ahead and using your mirrors to stay updated on the traffic around you. Stay alert for potential hazards and be prepared to react appropriately.
  • Maintain a Safe Following Gap: Ensure there is a reasonable space between your vehicle and the one in front of you. It’s advisable to keep a following distance of at least three seconds, which should be increased in adverse weather conditions.
  • Adhere to Traffic Regulations: Demonstrate respect for speed limits, adhere to traffic signals and signs, and consistently utilize your turn signals. Avoid engaging in aggressive driving behaviors such as tailgating or weaving between lanes.

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