• September 20, 2022

Driver Injured in Fiery 18-Wheeler Accident on I-35 in Austin, TX

Austin, TX — September 20, 2022, one person was injured when a tractor-trailer hit a median and caught fire on Interstate 35 in Austin.

Authorities say the incident happened on southbound I-35 near FM 1327, close to the town of Creedmoor. Preliminary investigation suggests only that an 18-wheeler was headed south when it left its lane for unknown reasons and hit a median. After the impact it caught fire.

One person, believed to be the truck driver, was seriously injured in the wreck and was taken to an area hospital.

No further information is currently available.

Driver Injured in Fiery 18-Wheeler Accident on I-35 in Austin, TX

Commentary on Fiery Truck Accident on I-35 in Austin

People may see a truck went out of control on the highway and think that almost certainly means the driver made a mistake. It's possible they fell asleep at the wheel or veered off-course while checking their texts, yes, but at the same time nothing of the sort was mentioned by investigators and it's important not to take things like that for granted.

To be sure the truth is found someone still needs to look into all kinds of potential factors: road conditions, issues with visibility or sightlines, problems or defects in the truck that made it leave its lane, possible medical emergencies on the driver's part, other traffic forcing the driver to swerve, and many other issues all need evaluation in search of the whole story. Sometimes police put in the effort to check all those details, but many times a police report is found lacking when the investigation concludes. To be sure the whole truth is found it may be necessary to have someone else take another look.

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