Daniela Rodriguez Injured in Truck Accident off I-35 in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX — May 6, 2022, 21-year-old Daniela Rodriguez was injured in a crash with a tractor-trailer on the I-35 access road in San Antonio.
According to reports the incident happened around 2:15 p.m. on the access road near Somerset Road. Preliminary investigation suggests a Freightliner semi-truck was towing a trailer south on the access road behind Rodriguez in a Ford Escape. Rodriguez told investigators she slowed in response to an unrelated accident ahead in the road and the big rig went around her. The truck driver then tried to merge back into her lane but may have misjudged the lane change; the semi-trailer collided with the front of the Ford.
Rodriguez reportedly received minor injuries in the crash. No other injuries were reported.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Daniela Rodriguez Accident off I-35 in San Antonio
It's at least encouraging to see that injuries here were minor, though that's still no reason to take the situation lightly. I've seen cases where "minor" injuries turned out to be anything but, and it's important folks are as prepared as possible following a truck wreck.
Not long ago, for example, a man came to me about a crash where his truck was rear-ended by a big rig. Doctors told him to use a heating pad and take ibuprofen for his sore back, then sent him home. Shortly after that, however, that soreness became crippling pain.
Further tests showed the crash actually ruptured a disk in his spine. That "minor" injury ultimately required surgery and months of recovery, not to mention a challenging back-and-forth with the insurance company to get them to take responsibility.
I truly hope nothing like that happens here, but that man was able to get help because he took his situation seriously and reached out as soon as he could. Those who wait too long may find they no longer have access to the tools and evidence needed to get the help they need. As they say, "hope for the best but prepare for the worst." A truck accident is no exception.