Extremely Lucky Driver Survives Big Rig Crash
Each year, thousands of people are injured in accidents involving large commercial trucks. When smaller vehicles tangle with one of these larger vehicles, it can have very serious or even fatal results.
Since the U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that more than 95% of accidents that involve a commercial big result in at least one fatality, one Houston driver was incredibly lucky.
The Houston Chronicle reported on their website early this week that one person was injured in an accident that happened in the Pleasantville Area on Thursday morning.
Metro Video recorded the incident involving a Nissan Altima which took place at approximately 12:30 a.m. on a service road for Interstate 10 at Gellhorn. The driver was heading was heading westbound along the service road when the front of the vehicle went under the trailer portion of the big rig.
Several law enforcement officers and emergency crews were at the scene to help extricate the driver of the Nissan from the wreckage of his vehicle. The driver was taken to an area hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. Authorities have not released any further information regarding the name or condition of the driver.
The driver of the 18-wheeler was uninjured in the crash.