Two 18-Wheelers Involved in Rollover Accident That Shut Down Highway 211

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When 18-wheelers roll over, the consequences can be catastrophic.


18-Wheeler Collision Causes Rollover Accident in Medina County

According to a News4SA report, an 18-wheeler collision led to one of the trucks rolling over and shutting down Highway 211 today.

Police reported the incident occurred on State Highway 211 near Culebra and San Geronimo Airpark at around 11 a.m. this morning. The cause of the crash was not reported, and there were no reported injuries. Photos from the accident scene show one of the big rigs had rolled over and the other had crashed into its side. The accident closed both lanes of the Highway, and some fluid could be seen apparently spilling from the turned-over 18-wheeler.

Did You Know?

52% of truck occupant deaths occur when the truck rolls over.

18-Wheeler Rollover Accidents in San Antonio

Do you know what’s worse than a rollover accident? An 18-wheeler rollover accident.

Big rigs are inherently not as stable as a passenger car. And, because they can be roughly 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, the damage they do is often catastrophic.

San Antonio sees a lot of 18-wheelers and other large trucks as the population grows and demand for goods and services rises. So, while 18-wheeler rollovers are rare, the likelihood of you experiencing one is increased if you drive in San Antonio. They present a great danger to the truck driver and everyone else on the road when they happen.

Why Do 18-Wheeler Rollovers Happen?

There are many reasons why an 18-wheeler can roll over, including:

  • Speeding — Rollover accidents of every type often involve driving over the speed limit. Taking a turn at high speeds can flip any vehicle, but 18-wheelers are far more likely to roll over than a passenger vehicle at high speeds.
  • Cargo Issues — Overloaded trucks have an increased risk of turning over. However, even if the amount of cargo is correct for the rig, the truck can still flip if it’s not properly loaded.
  • Distracted Driving — Dosing off, fiddling with the radio, watching videos, texting, you name it. Inattention is the second largest rollover crash contributor, according to one study.
  • Oversteering — In addition to controlling speed, truck drivers must also be careful not to oversteer or understeer to avoid flipping their rig. Steering issues were the third largest crash contributor, according to one study.
  • Road Conditions — Wet conditions, sudden changes in road grade, and icy roads are all contributors to 18-wheeler rollovers.
  • Mechanical Problems — 18-wheelers are strictly regulated and required to regularly maintain their vehicles. Some companies cut corners, and resulting brake failures and blown tires are top contributors to rollover accidents.

These issues involve the negligence of the truck driver, trucking company, or both. When the negligence of another party causes your 18-wheeler accident injury, Texas law gives you the right to pursue compensation. Hiring an experienced 18-wheeler accident attorney in San Antonio equips you with expert advice and ensures your settlement value accurately represents the injuries you’ve sustained.

Hurt in an 18-Wheeler Rollover Accident? Call Carabin Shaw.

18-wheeler rollover accidents are terrifying and often result in victims suffering catastrophic injuries that impact the rest of their lives. What’s worse, these accidents are commonly the result of someone’s stupid mistake that was entirely avoidable. That simply should not be.

Carabin Shaw has represented those hurt in 18-wheeler accidents in San Antonio for more than 30 years. We’re a trusted name because we put our clients first. Call the team that cares and get expert legal advice for free at 800-862-1260, or use the live chat to get started. We look forward to serving you.

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¹News4SA report

²18-wheeler rollover study

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