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HOUSTON, TX — According to Houston TranStar officials, a two-vehicle accident involving a semi truck and passenger vehicle occurred on Friday morning, May 11, at about 9 a.m. on the northbound Southwest Freeway near the South Freeway.

A semi truck crashed with another car on the northbound Southwest Freeway (U.S. 59) near the South Freeway (Texas 288) on Friday, May 11, 2012 in Houston, TX overturning and spilling a load of flour and injuring the driver of the car.

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The media said the 18-wheeler overturned and spilled its load of flour on U.S. 59 near Texas 288 just south of downtown Houston, forcing officials to temporarily shutdown the freeway near the crash site. The freeway eventually reopened about 11:45 a.m.

Map showing location of a semi truck accident on the northbound Southwest Freeway (U.S. 59) just north of the South Freeway interchange (Texas 288) in Houston, TX on May 11, 2012.

The semi truck was traveling northbound on the Southwest Freeway when the big rig and car collided. resulting in the truck slamming into the concrete barrier between the northbound and southbound lanes of traffic, overturning and spilling a load of flour onto the freeway.

Reports at the time of the accident said the driver of the car was injured and rushed a nearby hospital. Details of the driver’s injuries and condition were not released.

No other injuries were reported.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.

Source: Houston Chronicle


Truck Accident Lawyer News is a truck accident and personal injury blog that publishes up to date truck accident and truck legal news from across the United States. Houston, due to its vast highway system, has a high incident of truck accidents and vehicle collisions resulting in severe personal injuries and even death. Houston truck accident lawyer, Gordon, Elias & Seely, says that an overloaded truck whose center of gravity is off by even a small amount, could cause that truck to tip over and land on the car next to them. Truck drivers and trucking companies are accountable for their negligence in loading the trailer of a semi truck or 18-wheeler. Truckers must exercise the highest standards of safety, particularly when a load contains hazardous or volatile material.

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