Guadalupe County, TX (10/30/2019) – A three-car collision resulted in a truck filled with 40,000 pounds of avocados spilling out onto Interstate 10, closing the highways for almost 12 hours.
The wreck occurred just after midnight on Tuesday when an avocado truck was struck by an 18-wheeler and a van. The truck tipped over, causing the avocados to spill out onto the roadway.
According to authorities, the driver of the avocado truck veered toward the median, then lost control. He overcorrected, swerved to the right, overcorrected again, and flipped the avocado truck and its trailer. The truck was then struck by an 18-wheeler and a van.
Two people in the avocado truck were injured and transported to a local hospital.
The driver of the second truck and the van did not suffer any injuries.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
For crash investigations involving 18-wheelers, ECM’s or Electronic Engine Modules will be brought in to examine how exactly the accident may have happened. ECM’s have the ability to record every facet of data that occurred while the driver was driving the tractor-trailer. From documenting brake time to monitoring idle speed control system, ECM’s are proven to be vital evidence to every investigation.
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