Four Hospitalized After Separate 18-Wheeler Crashes Near Nacogdoches, Texas
Four people were rushed to the hospital yesterday morning, after two separate 18-wheeler accicents snarled rush-hour traffic near Nacogdoches, Texas.
18-Wheeler Hydroplaned, Collided With 2nd Rig
The first crash occurred shortly before 7:00 a.m.
According to local media, an 18-wheeler driven by a 29-year-old man from Biven, Texas was traveling in the northbound lanes of South Loop 224 (Southwest Stallings Drive) when it began to hydroplane on the wet road.
The rig careened out of control and crossed the unprotected median. At that point, the semi-truck collided with a southbound 18-wheeler.
Paramedics transferred both truck drivers to a local hospital, where they are currently listed in stable condition. Authorities have not disclosed the nature of their injuries.
18-Wheeler Clipped Nacogdoches ISD School Bus
Not long after that crash, another 18-wheeler clipped a Nacogdoches ISD school bus at the intersection of Texas Highway 21 West and County Road 803.
Two students were on the bus at the time.
Paramedics transferred one child and the driver to a local hospital for evaluation. The second student was not hurt and was transported to summer school classes shortly after the crash.
Nacogdoches Truck Crashes Remain Under Investigation
Both accidents remain under investigation.
The Nacogdoches Police Department indicated it would be conducting a reconstruction of the first crash. As a result, the final report on that incident likely won’t be available for at least a month.
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