On the morning of June 28, in Dewyville, Texas, a 51-year-old man was injured when he crashed his vehicle into the back of an 18-wheeler. The truck driver was uninjured.
The 18-Wheeler Accident
A 51-year-old man was injured on Tuesday when he struck the back of a 2020 Peterbilt truck tractor while attempting to make a left turn in his 2011 Kia passenger vehicle. Officers say that the Kia driver was speeding when the collision occurred at around 10:35 a.m.
The Kia was traveling north on State Highway 87, behind the Peterbilt. At the intersection with Country Road 3075, the truck slowed down to make a left turn, and the Kia collided with the vehicle’s rear end.
Some sources state that it was the Kia that was turning at the time of the collision, not the truck. However, the Department of Public Safety Troopers who responded to the crash reported that the truck had reduced its speed in preparation to turn when the collision occurred.
The driver of the Kia was injured in the crash and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The reports on this accident are still developing, and some details are subject to change as new information is released. The investigation into the incident remains ongoing.
Common Truck Accident Injuries
Commercial trucks are large and heavy pieces of machinery that can cause serious and life-threatening injuries to those involved in a collision. Whether a truck collides with a car or a car collides with a truck, the smaller vehicle is likely to face far more significant damage, meaning passengers and drivers in passenger vehicles involved in truck crashes are at greater risk of serious injury.
Below, you can find a list of the most common injuries seen following truck accidents. Take care while driving near trucks to reduce the likelihood that you’ll be involved in a potentially deadly accident.
- Lacerations and Bruises – The sudden impact of a crash can cause glass and debris to fly about, cutting or bruising the skin and body.
- Burn Injuries – Contact with dangerous chemical spills or electrical wires after a crash can cause burn injuries.
- Seat Belt Injuries – The impact of the crash may cause torn muscle or tendons in the shoulder, as well as bruised or fractured ribs from the seat belt.
- Broken Bones – Leg, arm, and pelvic bones are often broken in truck accidents.
- Internal Injuries – Blunt force trauma to the body’s internal organs can cause damage or internal bleeding.
- Back and Neck Injuries – Muscle strains, whiplash, and spinal injuries are often seen following truck accidents.
- Rib and Torso Injuries – The impact of a crash can damage the ribs, leaving them bruised or broken. A broken rib can be dangerous, potentially causing further damage to the torso by puncturing the heart, lungs, or other organs.
- Head Injuries – Skull fractures, eye injuries, and brain damage are severe injuries that can result from truck accidents.
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