18-Wheeler Flipped, Crashed into Road Sign and Power Lines

San Antonio, TX (3/30/2021) – An 18-wheeler flipped and caused multiple power lines to go down on the Northeast Side of San Antonio.

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The incident happened at Interstate Highway 35 North and Eisenhauer Road when an 18-wheeler took down a TxDOT road sign and a utility pole. Police say the truck was headed at highway speed when its dump bed trailer hydraulics began to raise and hit the overhead power and fiber optic lines. 

The impact caused the 18-wheeler to overturn and break the wires, which also impacted other vehicles. Additionally, the powerlines knocked down by the truck caused a grass fire and a fire on a nearby building.

The driver and passenger of the 18-wheeler were taken to area hospitals.

Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.

Personal Injury Lawyers

The nature and sequence of which this accident happened will arguably result in thousands in damages. San Antonio police said that the estimated damage to the power and communication lines is $1.5 million dollars.

Pending the investigation, and if the incident wasn’t the driver’s responsibility, the driver and the passenger may be entitled to a personal injury claim so he can be covered for any medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of wages, car damage, and any other sort of damage wrought in this unfortunate accident.

This is why the best way to make sure you are treated fairly after your accident is to hire a lawyer who knows the law and who is willing to fight to make sure that you are treated fairly.  At Sutliff & Stout, our Board Certified personal injury lawyers know how to hold the insurance companies accountable and get you the money you deserve. Contact us today (713) 405-1263 or fill out the case review form.

Source: KSAT

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