Truck Driver Injured in Accident in San Antonio
The driver of an 18-wheeler was injured in an accident in San Antonio.
Details about the 18-Wheeler Accident
KSAT 12 News is reporting that after an 18-wheeler accident that happened on the northeast side of San Antonio, roads were shut down for a short time while emergency crews worked the scene of the accident.
According to police, the accident happened at about midnight on Monday at Loop 410 W.W. White Road. Police further stated that the driver of the truck lost control on curve in the highway, and slid into the grass where it jackknifed.
The highway and the street were shut down for a short time while emergency crews worked to clear the accident. A hazmat team was called in to inspect the gas tank on the big rig for leaks.
The driver of the truck was treated for minor injuries at the scene of the accident but it expected to be okay. The road and the highway have since been cleared and reopened.
Important Information about Accidents Involving Large Trucks
According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths every year in the United States in accidents involving large trucks:
- In 2013, there were a total of 3,964 people who were killed in the United States in accidents involving large trucks.
- There were an estimated 95,000 people who were injured in accidents involving large trucks.
- In 2013, only about 25 percent of the fatalities involving large trucks were of people actually in the truck at the time of the accident.