(May 1, 2022) On Monday, April 24, 2022, two 18-wheelers collided with each other on Interstate 10 near downtown San Antonio, as reported by KSAT. The accident occurred while one truck was attempting to change lanes and lost control of the vehicle. It was raining at the time, and the roads were very slick, which seemed to contribute to the accident. The rig swerved, causing it to collide with a nearby 18-wheeler, which then jackknifed across all but one lane of I-10. The cabin then slid off the highway onto the lower level. Police reported that the cabin becoming wedged to the lower level of the highway was what prevented the whole rig from flipping completely over. It remained stuck dangling from the wall. No other vehicles were caught in the accident, and there were surprisingly no injuries reported as of May 1, 2022. The entire incident was captured on the dashcam of a closely following driver, who then shared the video with KSAT news.
Tips for safe driving in inclement weather conditions:
Whether you’re an experienced, confident driver, or brand-new to driving, it’s important to practice safe driving in inclement weather conditions. Even light rain can cause the roads to become very slick with lingering oil and dirt, greatly increasing the risk of hydroplaning or losing control of your vehicle. Additionally, our beautiful San Antonio hill country has many areas at high risk for flooding on the road. Here are some safe driving techniques you can use to make sure you’re driving safely.
- Leave extra following distance – whether light or heavy, rain makes the road slick. This means you may need more time to bring your vehicle to a full stop. Make sure you leave extra space to ensure you can stop suddenly if you need to.
- Use your hazard lights – Heavy rain can make it very difficult to see the vehicle in front of you. This means that it may be difficult for a following vehicle to see you. Using your hazard lights makes it easier for other vehicles to see you, reducing the risk of an accident.
- Avoid high-water areas – According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a vehicle can spin out of control in as little as six inches of water, and most vehicles can be swept away in as little as 1 foot (12 inches) of water (2015).
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