Atascosa County — 18-Wheeler Crash on Interstate 35
Posted on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 at 9:56 pm
A fiery accident involving an 18-wheeler occurred on Interstate 35 south near Shepherd Road and Luckey Road late Tuesday night, January 22, 2019, thus causing the highway to be closed for a few hours.
According to Bexar County Sheriff’s office, the accident involved about 2 vehicles, and it occurred just before 10:30 in the evening.
Thankfully, the driver of the big rig managed to get out of the vehicle just before the 18-wheeler was engulfed in flames.
Another driver involved in the accident also suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Because of this accident, Interstate 35 south near Luckey Road and Shepherd Road was closed and was only reopened on the morning of January 23, 2019.
It is good to hear that no one was seriously injured in this seemingly dire accident. Alas, there are countless other victims who are not as lucky. Car accidents like this are fairly common in this day and age. In fact, in a statistics done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and there is always a car accident that results in death every 16 minutes. This can be translated to roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and about 90 people dying in car accidents every day just in the U.S. alone.
Tractor-trailer accident is a particular kind of vehicular accidents, and it is quite a deadly one simply because a tractor-trailer is one of the largest and most dangerous vehicles in the world. In the United States alone, it is estimated that there are more than 2 million tractor-trailers that are cruising America’s roadways, and every year, they are involved in more than 500,000 accidents. And because of a tractor-trailer’s size, the results of this kind of accident are of course catastrophic, from a severe injury to death.
If you are a victim of this kind of accident yourself, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please don’t hesitate to ask for help. The police will always be there for you, but more than that, car accident lawyers — especially those who specialize in truck accidents — are more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.