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SAN MARCOS, TX — A semi truck accident took place on Thursday Sept 13, 2012, shutting down two lanes of the northbound I-35 near exit 205 in San Marcos, Texas. The city of San Marcos is located about 31 miles south of Austin.

A semi truck jackknifed and crashed into a light pole on the northbound I-35 in San Marcos, TX on September 13, 2012, spilling diesel fuel and causing a traffic snarl. Photo credit: City of San Marcos

According to San Marcos officials, the 18 wheeler lost control and hit a utility pole, knocking the pole and lines down across the northbound and southbound lanes where the semi truck then came to rest against a guardrail.

Map showing location of a semi truck crash in San Marcos, TX on the northbound I-35 at Exit 205 (Aquarena Springs Exit) on September 13, 2012.

Because the semi truck’s tanks were full of diesel fuel at the time of the crash, precautions were taken by the San Marcos Fire Department. The Fire Department responded at about 5 p.m and shoveled sand over portions of the highway to prevent the fuel from spreading. Fire officials told the media that there was no immediate fire danger.

The truck driver was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.


Posted by Austin truck accident lawyer Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP

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