Officer Seriously Injured in 18-Wheeler Crash on FM 969 in Austin

Officer Seriously Injured in 18-Wheeler Crash on FM 969 in Austin

Police Officer Seriously Injured in East Austin 18-Wheeler Crash on FM 969 near Decker Lane

Austin, Texas (July 29, 2021) – An Austin police officer was seriously injured early Wednesday morning in a crash with an 18-wheeler in East Austin, according to the APD.

The crash happened at about 2:10 a.m., July 28, on FM 969 near Decker Lane.

Police said the officer was responding to a call when the 18-wheeler made a U-turn in front of the patrol vehicle, causing the officer to hit the trailer. The patrol vehicle got pinned underneath the trailer after the crash.

The officer, who has been with APD for nine years, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The 18-wheeler driver was uninjured in the crash. He remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

The police are conducting the investigation.

Commercial trucks are known to cause over 90% of accidents in Houston. These truck drivers must understand that their actions majorly contribute to most of the accidents on the roads. It is also important for others on the same roads with truck drivers to understand that maximum precaution should be taken while driving near trucks. While small mistakes like ignoring the turn signal prior to turning may cause accidents, major causes of these accidents are rooted in other factors like exhaustion on the part of truck drivers. If the reasons for the crash are anchored to the failure of following the right turn or driving at a speed that is not legally recommended, a wrongful death lawyer will be useful in such scenarios. 

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