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Driver Injured After Car Pinned, Dragged Under 18-Wheeler

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Jonathan Hernandez2 years ago

An 18-wheeler dragged a vehicle underneath it down Highway 281 in San Antonio leaving the driver of the car injured.

Details about the Accident Involving the 18-Wheeler

KSAT 12 News in San Antonio is reporting that an 18-wheeler dragged a vehicle that was pinned underneath the big rig along Highway 281 heading south for about a quarter of a mile, according to deputies from the Bexar County Sheriff’s office.

The 18-wheeler was heading south along Highway 281 at around 6:30 a.m., when a car that was entering the roadway hit the truck and was pinned underneath it.

The big rig continued to drag the car until another driver was able to alert the driver of the truck about what happened. The driver of the big rig was unaware of the accident and thought he simply blew a tire and planned to take the Bulverde Exit to investigate.

The driver of the car that was pinned underneath the big rig was taken to University Hospital with neck and head injuries but was alert at the time he was transported.

Traffic was stalled in the area, but all lanes are back open again.

Important Information about Accidents Involving 18-Wheelers

Trucking accident are the cause of thousands of wrongful deaths each year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • A total of 3,964 people were killed in traffic accidents involving large trucks in 2013.
  • 71 percent of people killed in accidents involving large tucks in 2013 were the occupants of other vehicles at the time of the accident.
  • Roughly 95,000 people were injured in accident involving large trucks in the United States in 2013.


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