Man Killed After Car Bursts Into Flames From 18 Wheeler Crash
Blowout on I-10
An 18-wheeler hauling gravel was traveling down I-10 in San Antonio. The 18-wheeler suddenly had a blowout, causing it to lose control.
Big Truck Strikes 2 Vehicles
Unable to gain complete control, the 18-wheeler swerved into the left lane hitting 2 vehicles. A Toyota Corolla and Jeep Latitude were struck by the big truck.
Car is Dragged On Top of Median
The Toyota Corolla experienced the worst damage. After being struck by the 18-wheeler the Corolla struck a concrete barrier in the median. The crash was so intense it was dragged on top of the barrier until it hit a metal pillar.
The impact caused the Corolla to hit a concrete barrier in the median. The car then traveled on top of the barrier until it hit a metal pillar.
As a result of the crash, the Corolla burst into flames as sat teetering on top of the medium with the front end crushed into the metal pillar.
Emergency Crew Called
Emergency crews were called out to the scene. The area was shut down for several hours as the response crew cleaned up the accident. The driver of the Corolla was taken to the local hospital with serious injuries. Sadly, the driver of the Corolla died from his injuries in the hospital.
The driver of the Jeep was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Dangerous Texas Roads
Roads in Texas have statistically been getting more dangerous. In 2020 there was not one single deathless day on Texas roads. A total of 3,896 deaths occurred on Texas roads, which was a start 7.54% increase compared to the prior year.