The reality is a truck or 18-wheeler accident can happen in a moment’s notice. And the damage from being involved in a car vs truck accident will really leave some serious damage. Even if it is a minor accident.
The results of this crash in Orange, Texas resulted in all three vehicles catching fire and being completely totaled. A good reminder for all of us drivers about the real dangers of Texas roads and highways.
From a Texas Department of Public Safety press release:
12 News KMBT
By Tiana Johnson
ORANGE COUNTY- The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) investigated a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 on Sunday, October 31, 2021.
The preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 2:10 p.m., a 2018 Freightliner commercial vehicle was traveling eastbound, approaching mile marker 877.
The driver of the vehicle slowed down while approaching an uneven section on the road. After crossing that section, the driver applied the brakes and went into a skid, crossing into the left lane and striking a 4-door sedan that was traveling east in the left lane. A third vehicle, a 2017 Harley Davidson motorcycle, was approaching the crash and attempted to stop, losing control and sliding a short distance away from the previous crash. All three vehicles caught fire at the crash scene.
The driver of the commercial was identified as Sahil Sharma, 27, from Woodbury, NJ. Sharma was transported to Christus Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth hospital in Beaumont for non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the 4-door sedan was identified as Maria Soto, 43, from Metairie, LA. Soto was transported to Christus Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth hospital in Beaumont for non-life-threatening injuries.
The motorcyclist was identified as Christopher Winchester, 42, from Alexandria, LA. Winchester was transported to Christus Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth hospital in Beaumont for non-life-threatening injuries.
This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.