According to an article on 18-wheeler accidents by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), large trucks weigh 20 to 30 times more than a typical passenger vehicle. In addition, semis take up to 20-40 percent longer to come to a complete stop than the average car.
On February 11th, 9th, an 18-wheeler failed to yield the right of way to a passenger vehicle. Troopers responded to the site of the crash which happened north of Monahans on State Highway 18 and Loop 464.
A Stretch of Highway 71 near Brady, TX became the scene of an 18-wheeler accident the set the truck ablaze and sent one person to the hospital on April 30th. At approximately 10 in the morning, the Brady fire and EMS arrived to help at the truck accident.
One of the two girls who was involved in an 18-wheeler accident was released from the hospital on January 29th. Sadly, however, Kaylee Jensen will still have months of therapy and rehabilitation ahead of her.
The car crash involved a passenger van carrying a family and another undisclosed vehicle. The accident happened on Highway 206 near the county line between Eastland and Callahan Counties.
According to a report by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Terry Joe Mathis of Rule, TX, who was not wearing a seat belt when this occurred, was pronounced dead at the scene of the truck accident. The cause of the 18-wheeler crash is believed to be tied to an axle malfunction.
This October has been a month for rain. While it's a blessing to some, it can be a detriment to others. According to an article on the Big Country Homepage website, an 86-year-old man was killed and an 84-year-old passenger went to the hospital with critical injuries.
According to an article by Big Country News, a woman was killed in a single vehicle rollover accident on Interstate 20 on August 31, 2018. According to the Department of Public Safety, a 75-year-old woman was traveling west on the highway in a Ford pickup with a passenger.
San Angelo Live reported on July 23, 2018, that along Debus Road an 18-wheeler rolled on its side as it attempted to take a left turn around 11 in the morning. According to officers at the scene of the accident said that the truck was driving eastbound on Cottonseed Road before attempting to turn in directing.
San Angelo live reported on March 15, 2018, that a driver of a white pickup truck ran a red light, and barely missed an 18 wheeler that was traveling across the intersection of SH 137 but struck another pickup.