An 18-wheeler lost control and collided with stopped vehicles on an icy stretch of Highway 69 near Lumberton, Texas, causing injuries.
What happened: The accident occurred late Monday afternoon, on January 15th, as multiple cars were halted due to a prior accident. Some drivers stood outside their vehicles when the semi approached, skidding and ultimately crashing into the cars.
The aftermath: The icy conditions on the road led to the chain reaction collision. One woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital.
The response: Local authorities have been cautious, advising motorists to give space to commercial vehicles in such hazardous conditions.
Video footage of the incident, captured by a motorist, highlights the potential dangers of driving in icy weather conditions.
The crash serves as a stark reminder of the risks posed by winter weather on roadways, especially to truckers who must navigate these conditions regularly.