A teenage passenger was injured after the vehicle she was riding figured in an accident involving an 18-wheeler truck. Authorities say the accident happened when the vehicle she was in, a pickup truck with a 16-year-old driver behind the wheel, made an illegal turn in front of a heavy rig, striking the truck in the process. Fortunately, the teenage passenger only sustained injuries and is currently in recovery.
According to David Henry, a trooper from the Texas Department of Public Safety, authorities responded to the accident at around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Texas State Highway 105 and 1131. They saw that a 2006 Volvo semitrailer had crashed into a Ford pickup truck. The driver was identified as Joseph Sanders, 16, from Vidor. The passenger, Lucretia Luella LaForge, 17, was injured in the crash and brought to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for immediate treatment.
Sanders managed to escape the crash site without any injuries. Likewise, the driver of the heavy rig, 55-year-old Minh David Luu of Houston, was unharmed. This accident is a perfect example that not all trucking accidents are caused by heavy rigs. If you ever find yourself involved in an accident like this, it’s important to consult a San Antonio truck accident lawyer for an assessment of your legal options.
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