I-10 Sees Two 18-Wheeler Accidents That Shut Down the Highway in One Week

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18-wheeler accidents are a common sight while on Texas Interstate Highways.


Two 18-Wheeler Accidents in One Week Shut Down I-10 Traffic in  San Antonio and Kerrville

According to two KSAT News reports, two separate 18-wheeler accidents shut down traffic along I-10 in the span of a week in San Antonio and Kerrville.

Accident One: On April 11th at around 3 a.m., I-10 West at Loop 410 was shut down after an 18-wheeler accident. Traffic was diverted to the Loop 410 access road while crews cleaned up an oil spill and transported the spilled produce to another rig.

Accident Two: On April 18th at around 9 a.m., I-10 East near Kerrville at mile marker 512 was shut down for an 18-wheeler accident. Traffic was diverted as crews were reportedly cleaning up spilled oranges.

In both accidents, the reports were unclear as to why the accidents happened or if any other vehicles were involved. No injuries were reported in either accident.

Did You Know?

12% of traffic fatalities in 2023 were from large truck accidents in Texas.

Cargo Shifts and Spill Accidents in San Antonio: What You Need to Know.

There’s no arguing that 18-wheelers perform an essential service by transporting goods across Texas. But, if you’ve ever had a reckless big rig operator barreling down on you while you’re trying to enjoy a family road trip, you know that they are also dangerous to other motorists.

Semi-truck accidents are made much worse when cargo shifts and spills onto the highway and other vehicles. Unfortunately, they are pretty common in the San Antonio area as 18-wheeler traffic steadily increases.

Let’s take a look at why they happen and what to do if you have been seriously injured in an 18-wheeler accident.

Why Cargo Spills Happen

While every accident is unique, there are several common reasons why cargo spills happen across San Antonio.

  • Rollover Accidents — When a big rig rolls over, heavy cargo often spills out due to the force of the impact.
  • Reckless Driving — Making deadlines during ever-growing demand puts pressure on drivers to take reckless actions like speeding, tailgating, distracted driving, and other aggressive behaviors.
  • Fatigued Driving — Over-tired drivers are more likely to lose control of their rig, which leaves the top-heavy vehicle prone to rollover accidents.
  • Debris — Debris in the road from construction or other reasons can cause operators to overcorrect and lose control.
  • Improper Loading — If cargo is not properly secured, it can shift and cause the rig to roll over, spilling the cargo.
  • Incorrect Load Weight — Overfilled rigs can cause various parts to malfunction, leading to serious accidents.

All of these risks are well-known and strictly regulated. When accidents like this happen, negligence is almost always involved. Because 18-wheelers are company vehicles, the number of parties who could be responsible is increased dramatically over a regular auto accident.

Injured in an 18-Wheeler Accident in San Antonio? Call Carabin Shaw.

18-wheeler accidents are complicated and often result in catastrophic injuries to innocent victims. But just because the transportation company caused the accident doesn’t mean that they’ll just take the blame and pay you what you’re worth.

We can help with that.

If you were injured in an 18-wheeler accident, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Ambulance Costs,
  • Medical Bills,
  • Disfigurement,
  • Ongoing Medical Care,
  • TBI,
  • Loss of Working Capacity,
  • Wrongful Death,
  • And more.

Call Carabin Shaw’s 18-wheeler accident attorneys to find out what you’re legally entitled to for free at 800-862-1260 or use the live chat to get started. We’re a trusted name in San Antonio because we put our clients first. We look forward to serving you.

Contacting a Carabin Shaw attorney is free and does not obligate you to work with the firm.

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