Philip Faudoa Injured in 18-Wheeler Accident on Gulf Freeway in Houston, TX
Houston, TX — November 8, 2022, 36-year-old Philip Faudoa was seriously injured in a crash with a tractor-trailer near the Gulf Freeway in Houston.
Authorities say the incident happened around 12:05 p.m. on the Gulf Freeway (I-45) service road at Scott Street. Preliminary investigation suggests a Freightliner semi-truck was towing a trailer west on the service road when the driver turned left from the middle lane toward southbound Scott Street. While turning the big rig struck Faudoa's Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Faudoa received serious injuries in the collision. The truck driver was unhurt.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Philip Faudoa Accident in Houston
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