Articles Tagged with 18 wheeler

Blurry container truck drive through U-turn sign during sunset on country road.

Tractor-trailers make much wider turns than passenger vehicles.

SUV Driver Strikes 18-Wheeler Making a U-Turn

According to a KSAT News report, a driver of an SUV was injured after hitting an 18-wheeler attempting to make a U-turn on the West Side.

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18-wheeler accidents commonly result in passenger vehicle fatalities, especially at highway speeds.

Multi-Vehicle Crash Involving a Tractor-Trailer Claims 2 Lives on I-35

According to a San Antonio Express-News report¹, a horrific accident in San Marcos killed two people on Friday, September 1, 2023.

Close-up on a car with a flat back tire

What happens when a flat tire causes an accident?

Flat Tire Causes Multi-Vehicle Accident on I-35

According to a KSAT News report, a flat tire caused a multi-vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler on I-35 on August 29, 2023.

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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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18-Wheeler accidents often come with catastrophic consequences.

Woman Detained By Police After Hitting a Big Rig

According to a KSAT News report, a woman was detained by police following an accident on Loop 410 early this morning.

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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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18-Wheeler accidents usually result in catastrophic injuries.

Wrong-Way I-35 Driver Hits 18-Wheeler Head-On

San Antonio Express-News reported an accident involving an 18-wheeler on I-35 that occurred yesterday, May 15, 2023. For reasons unknown, a driver was going the wrong way on Interstate 35 near Fischer Road at 2:30 a.m. The driver swerved to miss three other vehicles and continued to drive the wrong way without stopping when he crashed head-on into an 18-wheeler. The police reported no injuries in either vehicle. The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

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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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Hazardous Materials on Interstate Highways

(August 8, 2022) A semi-trailer hauling a flammable liquid caused Interstate 10 East to close for twenty hours after an accident that resulted in the hazardous liquid being spilled in the roadway, according to San Antonio Express-News. Police did not say what caused the accident on Sunday, August 7, 2022, only that the portion of the Interstate would be closed to clean up the spill. The Interstate reopened today at 4 p.m., but the access road between Pfeil Road and FM 1518 has remained closed. No injuries have been reported from the accident.

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