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18-Wheeler Crash in I-35 Construction Zone Injures Worker in Austin, Texas


A construction worker is recovering in Austin, Texas today, following a frightening run-in with an 18-Wheeler along Interstate 35.

18-Wheeler Struck Worker in I-35 Construction Zone

The August 22nd  accident occurred sometime around 4:30 a.m.

According to media reports, the rig was traveling in the southbound lanes of the highway and struck the worker as he was standing in a construction zone located near the intersection of I-35 and U.S. Highway 183.

I-35 18-Wheeler Crash Under Investigation

Austin-Travis County EMS rushed the victim, identified only as a man in his 50s, to Dell Seton Medical Center. While his injuries are serious, they are not considered life-threatening.

So far, it’s not clear why the 18-wheeler hit the construction worker. According to police, the truck driver remained on scene after the accident and is cooperating with their investigation.

Texas Construction Zone Accidents

More than 25,000 construction zone accidents were reported in the Lone Star State last year.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, those crashes killed 161 people and seriously injured more than 680 others. The vast majority of fatalities involved motorists or their passengers.

Driver inattentiveness and speeding are the leading causes of Texas construction zone crashes. To prevent these accidents, drivers should:

  • Avoid distractions and put their phones away.
  • Obey road crew flaggers.
  • Follow posted work zone speed limits.
  • Avoid tailgating.
  • Expect the unexpected.

Traffic fines double in constructions zones when workers are present, and fines can cost up to $2,000.

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