Amazon Truck Left Dangling Off Texas Interstate Bridge After Crash
The driver told authorities that he veered off the road while trying to avoid other vehicles.
The trailer broke free of the cab, skidded along the concrete wall, and came to a stop with part of it dangling from the elevated roadway.
The delivery truck was empty at the time of the accident. The dangling trailer caused damage to the sidewall of the highway.
There have been a number of highway accidents involving truck crashes recently. Earlier this month, a video that circulated on social media showed a car’s front end pinned under a large semi-truck as it was dragged along an Illinois highway.
The front half of the car was pinned between the road and the truck’s body. Amazingly the driver of the car was uninjured and stuck their hand out and waved.
The Illinois State Police Department said that the car’s driver was changing lanes before the vehicle was stuck under the truck.
Similarly, a semi-truck in November rolled on top of a car traveling in front of it. A woman was driving the car across a bridge in Washington State and slowed down when the car in front of her also slowed, however the truck driver behind her did not stop in time and crushed her car.
The woman was uninjured but suffered some pain in her ribcage and head. She climbed out of the car after the truck was lifted by a tow truck. .
Over 5,000 large trucks in the U.S. were involved in fatal crashes in 2019, according to data by the National Safety Council. Large trucks made up 10 percent of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes, according to the organization, which defines a large truck as a medium or heavy truck that weighs over 10,000 pounds.