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Texas man injured in 18-wheeler accident

One of the most intimidating aspects of driver's education for a young person is certainly taking that first trip on the interstate. Multiple lanes of traffic moving in the same direction means remaining constantly alert to changes all around. Highway accidents involving unsafe lane changes are among the most common and potentially life-threatening crashes a Texas driver can experience. When an unsafe lane change is attempted by the driver of an 18-wheeler, the threat is even more dangerous.

Recently, around 4:30 one afternoon, a man was driving his pickup along U.S. 87 northbound when the driver of a tractor-trailer, also traveling north, attempted to change lanes. The trucker apparently did not realize the pickup was traveling in the lane next to his, and he moved his rig across the line into the path of the pickup. The collision sent the pickup truck rolling until it landed on its side.

Traffic on the highway came to a halt as emergency responders came to the scene. While the driver of the pickup was able to emerge from the wrecked vehicle on his own, responders transported him to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries and a complete evaluation. The driver of the 18-wheeler was cited for making an unsafe lane change.

Injuries from an accident such as this one may not be evident at first, and the victim was wise to seek medical treatment for any underlying injuries, such as head trauma or internal bleeding. Under such circumstances, the advice of a Texas attorney may also benefit a driver who was injured in an 18-wheeler accident. Even injuries that are not life-threatening may require expensive medical attention.

Source: sanangelolive.com, "18-Wheeler Changes Lanes into Dodge Ram on Overpass at Grape Creek; Crash Blocks Traffic", Yantis Green, Jan. 24, 2018

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