Several lanes of the I-610 East Loop were closed Monday morning as a result of a truck crash that resulted in a hazmat spill.
Details of the Houston Truck Crash
According to ABC-13, the crash occurred around 6:00 am Monday on the East Loop approaching Integrate 10.
A preliminary investigation suggests an 18-wheeler truck crashed into the middle wall of the I-610 East Loop and came to rest blocking southbound lanes. Hazmat responded to the scene to clean a fluid spill.
The entire freeway was shut down for several hours as a result of the crash. Southbound lanes were reopened shortly before 10 am.
The crash remains under investigation.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Operating a truck is no easy feat especially when the truck is fully loaded. That is over 80,000 pounds hitting a car all at once. The most common cause of truck accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Inexperienced truck drivers
- Driving under the influence
- Excessive speed
- Following too closely
- Loss of control
- Poor maintenance
- Improper cargo loading
- Poor weather conditions
- Distracted drivers
- Ignoring traffic regulations
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