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HOUSTON, TX – A semi truck driver swerved his 18-wheeler on May 22nd to avoid hitting a pedestrian who was walking on the freeway in Houston, TX and then crashed into the concrete median barrier.

A pedestrian walking on the freeway caused a semi truck driver to swerve and crash into the concrete median barrier in Houston, TX on May 22, 2013. Photo credit: KHOU.com

A pedestrian walking on the freeway caused a semi truck driver to swerve and crash into the concrete median barrier in Houston, TX on May 22, 2013. Photo: KHOU.com

The accident happened on May 22, 2013 just before 3:00 a.m. on the westbound side of the East Freeway (Interstate 10) right before the Eastex Freeway interchange (U.S. Highway 59) near the heart of the city. The city of Houston is located in Harris County.

Map shows location of semi truck accident on the westbound side of the East Freeway in Houston, TX at the Eastex Freeway interchange (U.S. Highway 59) on May 22, 2013.

Map shows location of semi truck accident on the westbound side of the East Freeway in Houston, TX at the Eastex Freeway interchange (U.S. Highway 59) on May 22, 2013.

Fortunately, there were no injuries as a result of the accident, but the force of the impact broke the front axle of the semi tractor. No diesel fuel leaked and there was no involvement of hazardous materials.

Police investigating the accident tried to find the pedestrian but the person could not be located. It took about 1.5 hours to clear the area after the crash.


Blog post by Houston truck accident lawyer Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP

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