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Driver pulled from vehicle after San Antonio tractor-trailer crash

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Officials with the San Antonio Fire Department rescued a driver using the jaws of life following a collision involving an 18-wheeler Monday night.

According to KSAT, the incident occurred within the 10900 block of Applewhite Road, near Palo Alto Road and Loop 410. Police believe the driver crossed the center line and hit the 18-wheeler in the oncoming lane.

The unidentified driver was transported to a local hospital to be treated for injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening at this time.

An investigation into what may have caused the driver to veer into oncoming traffic is underway. We will provide any pertinent updates regarding this incident as they are made available.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our San Antonio community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call the Texas car accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


Salvation Army truck totaled in rollover crash on I-10

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Two women were hospitalized after the Salvation Army canteen truck they were driving tipped over on I-10 Sunday.

According to KTSA, the incident occurred on I-10 somewhere between Beaumont and Orange. Police say a rear tire blew out on the vehicle causing it to crash into barriers on either side of the road before tipping over sliding to a stop.

Both female occupants were transported to the hospital where they were treated for minor injuries and released.

No one else was injured as a result of the crash.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Austin community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call the Austin car accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


Rolled 18-wheeler causes lane closures on I-35

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Authorities in San Antonio shut down the northbound lanes of I-35 following an early morning 18-wheeler accident Wednesday.

According to Fox San Antonio, the incident happened on I-35 near Nogalitos Street sometime before 5:00 a.m. Police say the truck driver lost control of the rig due to a steering issue causing it to strike a wall and tip over onto its side along the freeway.

Paramedics treated the driver at the scene for minor injures. The northbound lanes along this portion of I-35 were closed down for a few hours. They have since been reopened.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Texas community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call the San Antonio trucking accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


San Antonio police identify victim in fatal shooting, crash

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Officials have released the identity of a man who was found fatally shot in an overturned 18-wheeler near Interstate 35 Tuesday night.

According to Fox San Antonio, Daniel Sieger, 45, was found dead inside of his 18-wheeler, which had overturned on Austin Street just east of I-35.

Police say Sieger was killed prior to the truck tipping over. They believe he was shot by a suspect who was fleeing the scene of another murder. Sacramento Martinez, 32, allegedly shot Sieger at a truck stop before stealing his truck and crashing it a few miles down the road.

Martinez is facing a number of charges following the incident, including capital murder.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our San Antonio community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call the Texas car accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


San Antonio Police arrest suspect who fled the scene of a fatal 18-wheeler crash

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Officials with the San Antonio Police Department have the man in custody who they believe fled the scene of a fatal 18-wheeler crash near Interstate 35 early Tuesday morning.

According to My San Antonio, police responded to reports of a truck driving erratically along Austin Street at bout 3:15 p.m. The witness continued to follow the track until they discovered it had flipped on its side a few blocks away.

Upon their arrival at the scene, officials found a 45-year-old male occupant dead in the cab of the truck. Officials spotted 32-year-old Sacramento Martinez attempting to run away from the crash.

Martinez, who had an active felony warrant out of Austin, was arrested and booked in connection to the crash as well as other crimes.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our San Antonio community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call the Texas car accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


Man injured in Southeast San Antonio collision

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A San Antonio man had to be airlifted to the hospital following a serious collision involving an 18-wheeler Thursday morning.

According to News4SA, the 35-year-old man was “partially ejected” from his sedan after rear-ending the semi-truck at a high rate of speed within the 12000 block of northbound U.S. Highway 181.

The driver was transported to the hospital after reporting severe abdominal pains as a result of the crash. Details regarding the identities of those involved have yet to be released by San Antonio officials.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our San Antonio community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, call the Texas trucking accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill at (512) 883-3112 for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


Victim identified in fatal North Austin pedestrian collision

AUSTIN, TX – Authorities with the Austin Police department have released the identity of a man killed in an auto vs pedestrian crash in April, according to KXAN.

58-year-old Sawn West was walking with another individual on  Interstate 35 north of U.S. Highway 183 at about 10:30 p.m. on April 20th when he was struck by a truck traveling northbound.

West was pronounced dead at the scene. The second individual involved did not sustain any injuries. The driver of the truck cooperated with police at the scene and is not facing any charges.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Austin community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in a pedestrian accident, call the Austin pedestrian accident lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


Bystanders perform CPR on the victim in a San Antonio crash

SAN ANTONIO, TX – One man was hospitalized Wednesday after his SUV careened into a tree in a residential neighborhood north of downtown San Antonio.

According to KSAT, the collision occurred when the driver was reportedly driving at a high rate of speed within the 1200 block of Oblate Drive at about 3:30 p.m.

Witnesses pulled the man from the vehilce and began giving him CPR until emergency services arrived. Officials believe the victim was having a medical emergency while driving that may have caused the crash.

Officials have not released any updates regarding the condition of the man involved in the crash as of Thursday night. The official cause is still under investigation.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our San Antonio community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call the Texas car accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


FedEx truck involved in Mopac Expressway fire accident

AUSTIN, TX – Austin-Travis County fire officials rushed to put out a vehicle fire involving a FedEx truck on the Mopac Expressway Tuesday afternoon.

The fire was spotted in the 10000 block of the Mopac Expwy. shortly after 2:25 p.m., not far from the 45th Street overpass, according to KXAN.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze and the driver escaped without sustaining any injuries as a result. Details regarding what may have caused the truck to burst into flames are still under investigation.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our San Antonio community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, call the Texas trucking accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill at (512) 883-3112 for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


Woman allegedly hit truck driver with baseball bat after car crash

AUSTIN, TX – A woman was arrested after allegedly attacking a man with a baseball bat in a road rage-related incident Thursday afternoon, according to KXAN.

The incident happened at 1:15 p.m. in the 11600 block of Farm-to-Market Road 969 when the vehicle of the accused, 49-year-old Connie Trejo, collided with a tow truck.

The male driver of the truck, which was carrying two vehicles, claimed that Trejo approached him while stopped at a red light to scream at him about the collision between their two vehicles.

The truck driver reportedly asked Trejo to continue the conversation while pulled over but claimed that she then produced a baseball bat.

Trejo allegedly struck the truck five times with the bat, causing damage to the driver’s arm and to the vehicle.

Trejo said that she only used the bat to strike the vehicle, and claimed that she did not hit the driver.

She has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and has bonded out on an $8,000 bail from the Travis County Jail.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Austin community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call the Austin truck accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.