Tanker Truck Hits and Kills Three People Northeast of San Antonio
As Marvin Hurst reports for KENS 5 News, what would have been a relatively minor accident after a wrong-way driver hit a family in an SUV, turned into a deadly three-person oil tanker crash involving what appears to be distracted or inattentive driving.
The accident happened just this morning in Schertz, Texas, northeast of San Antonio, on I-35.
According to Hurst, the tanker truck driver apparently wasn't paying enough attention to the road. The driver "plowed into the scene," as Hurst writes, completely failing to notice the accident ahead, hitting three people who were dealing with it - the wrong-way driver and two Good Samaritans.
It's fair to guess that no one saw the tanker truck coming. It's up for debate whether anyone could have gotten out of the way even if they had seen it. Fortunately, the family in the SUV sustained minor injuries, along with a third Good Samaritan.
It's important to remember to pay attention to the road. An investigation will likely uncover exactly what the tanker truck driver was doing at the time of the crash. These truck accidents often occur because of texting while driving, being sleepy behind the wheel, or speeding. But they can just as easily happen because of plain old inattention.
Source: Three killed following wrong-way I-35 driving crash near Schertz