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Moped Driver Injured in 18-Wheeler Accident

Jonathan Hernandez6 months ago

A moped rider was injured in an 18-wheeler accident.

Details about the 18-Wheeler Accident

News 4 San Antonio is reporting that a rider of a moped was seriously injured in an accident in which he collided with an 18-wheeler on a busy highway access road.

According to police, the accident happened in the westbound lanes of Interstate 10, near Camp Bullis at about 10 a.m. on Monday morning. Witnesses of the accident told police that the driver of the tractor-trailer was attempting to turn into a construction site when the driver of the moped hit the truck from behind. The moped driver was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Several lanes of the access road in the area had to be block while crews worked to clear the accident. The incident remains ongoing at this time. 

Important Information about 18-Wheeler Accidents

According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motor vehicle accidents with large trucks every year in the United States:

  • The majority of people killed in accidents with large trucks are the occupants of other vehicles.
  • In 2014, a total of 3,660 people were killed in accidents involving large trucks in the United States.
  • 15 percent of people killed in large truck accidents in 2014 were pedestrians, bicyclists, or motorcyclists.

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