Two Injured in 18-Wheeler Accident on Icy Interstate 10 in Boerne, TX
Boerne, TX -- February 14, 2021, a truck driver and his passenger were injured in a tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 10 in Kendall County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 12:55 a.m. on I-10 near Ranger Creek Road. Preliminary investigation suggests that a Volvo semi-truck towing a trailer was headed west on the interstate when it hit a patch of ice and slid into the center median. The truck re-entered the travel lanes but soon overturned on its driver's side. It then slid back into the median and came to rest with its trailer blocking both westbound lanes.
The driver and a passenger in the truck suffered minor injuries in the crash.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on 18-Wheeler Overturn on I-10 in Boerne
Reports say the victims received only minor injuries in this accident, and obviously I hope that's true. However, I always suggest taking these early reports with a grain of salt--including the description of a victim's damages.
I handled a crash not long ago where a man was sent home from the ER with the all-clear after a big rig slammed into his pickup. Doctors just told him to take it easy and take ibuprofen for the aches and pains. He tried to recuperate as instructed, but days later he could barely move from excruciating pain. Further tests showed the collision ruptured a disk in his spine, and what was originally called a "sore back" required surgery and significant therapy, to say nothing of the protracted legal battles with the trucker and company responsible for his injury. Reports may initially have called it a "minor" injury, but it certainly turned out to be anything but.
I truly hope nothing like that happened here, but that's why I always take crashes like this seriously, and I encourage others to do the same.