Articles Posted in Commercial Vehicle Accidents

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Construction work on the highway can cause serious accidents if not done properly.

Highway Construction Hits Sign, Closes U.S. 90

According to a KSAT News report, a construction accident led to the closure of U.S. 90 on the West Side yesterday, August 14, 2023.

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Road debris can cause serious injury and damage at Interstate Highway speeds.

I-35 Sign Falls, Causes Accident

According to a KSAT News report, a sign on I-35 North fell into the roadway, causing a driver to strike it and shutting down traffic this morning.

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Not all of the bridges in San Antonio are as safe as they should be.

18-Wheeler Crashes, Dangles Over Bridge on Loop 1604

According to a KSAT News report, an 18-wheeler accident today resulted in the cabin dangling from an intersection bridge on Loop 1604.

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Chemical spills on highways can affect motorists, houses, and businesses near the accident site.

I-10 Temporarily Closed After Accident Caused by Chemical Spill

According to a KSAT News report, an 18-wheeler lost containers of chemicals on I-10, causing two vehicles to collide and the highway to be temporarily closed on June 21, 2023.

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This summer, there is a heavy concentration of construction vehicles on San Antonio roads.

Dump Truck Accident Leaves Motorcyclist Dead

According to a KSAT News report, a motorcyclist was killed this morning in an accident with a dump truck on Loop 410 before 7:30 a.m.

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Loose cargo can cause serious accidents on San Antonio roads.

Man Crushed to Death by Loose Cargo

According to a KSAT News report, a Houston truck driver was crushed to death while unloading cargo in the San Antonio area on June 28, 2023.

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Workplace accidents in airline work can have tragic consequences.

Ground Worker at San Antonio International Airport Dies Ingested into Engine

An employee of Unifi Aviation contracted by Delta Air Lines was killed Friday evening after being ingested into a Delta Airbus A319 engine as it was taxing to the gate, according to a KENS5 news report.

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Texas has 28,000 more bridges than any other U.S. State.

(March 1, 2023) A pedestrian bridge collapsed after a dump truck crashed into it, causing the road to be closed while the debris was being cleared on February 21, 2023. The incident occurred at around 11:17 a.m. on the west side near the intersection of San Joaquin Avenue and Castroville Road, according to San Antonio Express-News. There were no reported injuries, and there is still no explanation as to why the accident happened. The sheer size of the state of Texas means that we have significantly more bridges than most states. Unfortunately, the United States has a bit of a bridge problem, and this has resulted in millions of dollars in property damage and personal injury over the years.

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Construction workers are often exposed to dangerous working conditions

(November 3, 2022) Yesterday, November 2, 2022, a construction worker in the Northside of San Antonio was rushed to the hospital after an accident, as reported by KSAT 12. The worker was laying down pipes when he fell twenty feet into a hole, where he remained trapped until firefighters rescued him. Fortunately, the hole was not at risk of collapsing, and he received no life-threatening injuries as a result of the fall. With construction across San Antonio comes risks for the construction workers and drivers using the under-construction freeways. Unfortunately, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that 40,000 injuries a year and three fatalities a day are the results of vehicle traffic and poor operation on construction sites. Let’s take a look at common injuries associated with construction work and how to get the most out of workers’ comp claims.

Common Construction Site Injuries

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San Antonio forecast expects rain all week

(August 15, 2022) One unidentified person is dead after veering off of highway 90 and crashing into a pole, and an amazon truck hydroplanes off 1-35, spilling cargo and damaging a building this week, according to San Antonio Express-News. Driving in the rain comes with some unique challenges and increases the risk of accidents. Especially in the beautiful hill country of San Antonio, there are lots of areas that are prone to dangerous flooding on the roads. The forecast for San Antonio this week suggests that this much-needed rain is not going away any time soon, so let’s take a look at some tips for driving safely on wet roads.

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