A man, a woman and a baby were all seriously injured when they were struck by a cucumber truck just before 1:50 p.m. on Interstate 35 in Waco on June 26.
The Waco Fire Department was summoned to the crash scene located I-35 that afternoon soon after receiving reports that an accident had occurred between 18th Street and South Valley Mills Drive. When they arrived on the scene, they found all the northbound lanes completely blocked. There were also cucumbers strewn all about the interstate’s southbound lanes.
Police haven’t yet been able to determine the events that led up to the crash. A Waco Fire Department spokesperson did note that they believe that additional vehicles may have been involved.
Pictures from the crash scene show the 18-wheeler cucumber truck stopped in the far left lane. The Subaru sports utility vehicle (SUV) can be seen turned sideways across the center and right lane. It had been carrying the injured adult female, male and the infant. Images from the crash scene show extensive damage to the entire driver’s side portion of the Subaru.
The police investigation into the crash is ongoing. They haven’t yet announced if they plan to file any charges against the motorist responsible for causing this accident.
A fire department spokesperson notes that the two adults and the child were transported to Hillcrest Hospital for treatment. They haven’t yet disclosed what type of injuries they have or what their prognosis may be.
It’s always dangerous any time you have to share the road with a truck traveling at a high rate of speed. When trailers are weighed down with cargo, this puts you at an increased risk of getting seriously hurt if you’ve struck by them.
A truck accidents attorney can advise you of your right to compensation if you’ve been injured. You may be able to use any money you receive to help you cover your medical costs and lost wages that you’ve accrued as a result of your Waco crash.