Monday morning, an 18-wheeler accident on US-181 crashed into another car, causing the Nueces Bay Causeway to be backed up according to KZTV, Action 10 News Corpus Christi.
Details of the Corpus Christi 18-wheeler crash
According to KZTV, Corpus Christi Police confirmed an 18-wheeler crash on US-181 in which the tractor-trailer crashed into another vehicle causing it to cross over 3 lanes of traffic, coming to a rest between the north and southbound lanes. The 18-wheeler was left dangling after the crash. Medics attended to both the 18-wheeler driver and the driver of the car, and checked for injuries. The 18-wheeler accident is still under investigation, but it is possible the driver of the 18-wheeler could be cited for failure to control its speed.
Did You Know? Big Rig Crash Statistics
Check out the following statistics about large trucks and bus crashes presented by the US Department of Transportation in its most recent edition of Large Truck and Bush Crash Facts:
In 2016 alone, 4,440 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes
In 2016, there were an estimated 119,000 injury crashes involving a large truck or bus.
A number of fatal crashes, almost 84 percent, in fact that involve large trucks, occurred on weekdays.
4 percent of the large trucks that were involved in car accidents involving fatalities were carrying hazardous cargo at the time of the collision.
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