Any time that a big rig or heavy-duty work truck is involved in an accident, serious injuries or worse can be the result. Because of their sheer size, it is far more difficult for their drivers to maneuver or stop them. Because if this, it can prove to be more difficult for truck drivers to avoid a crash than another type of vehicle such as a passenger car would have in the same situation.
On Sunday night at approximately 10:05 p.m. on the North Sam Houston Parkway, that appears to be what may have happened. According to a news story that appeared on the Chron.com website, a passenger vehicle appears to have cut off a dump truck.
Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department said the accident happened when a car cut off the dump truck. The driver of the larger vehicle attempted to avoid a crash by swerving. The dump truck struck a curb and went across an exit ramp onto a nearby feeder road. This caused the large vehicle to flip onto its side, landing on the grassy median.
The driver of the car that caused the accident did not stop nor return to the scene of the crash.
A number of people who were in the vicinity helped the driver out of his wrecked dumper. Once freed, he was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries he sustained in the crash. The truck driver, whose name has not been released, is currently listed in stable condition.
The accident is still currently under investigation.