A woman is in critical condition as a result of a multi-vehicle crash involving an 18-wheeler on San Antonio’s Southwest Side.
According to KSAT, the crash occurred Saturday afternoon near the intersection of Interstate 35 and Zarzamora Street.
Police say the 18-wheeler and two sedans were traveling westbound on I-35 when the driver of one of the sedans lost control of her vehicle, striking the end of the 18-wheeler. The vehicle then veered off the interstate and onto an access road where she struck another vehicle.
The woman driving the sedan that lost control was rushed to University Hospital in critical condition.
The accident remains under investigation.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 4,951 people were killed in accidents involving large trucks and 18-wheelers in the United States in 2018. This marked a 1-percent increase over 2017.
Of those killed, 71 percent were occupants of passenger vehicles, 18 percent were occupants of large trucks and 18-wheelers, 11 percent were pedestrians and bicyclists.
More than three-quarters of fatal 19-wheeler accidents occurred on weekdays.
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.
Another 151,000 people were injured in 18-wheeler and truck accidents in 2018.
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