Three People Hurt when Car Slams into 18 Wheeler

BRAZOS COUNTY, Texas - Three people, including two children, were hurt when a car slammed into an 18-wheeler along Highway 21.

Investigators said the car with three people inside was headed westbound on Highway 21 near Pleasant Hill Road, when an 18-wheeler belonging to the Knife River Asphalt Plant driving in the opposite direction, turned in front of it.

The driver of the car didn't have time to stop, and slammed into one of the 18-wheeler's front gas tanks. The car was knocked into a ditch, and the driver of the car was trapped inside.

Emergency crews were able to get the driver out. All three people inside the car were taken to St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan with minor injuries.

The driver of the 18-wheeler wasn't hurt, but was ticketed for failure to yield the right of way.

A spokesperson for the Knife River Company said it's too soon to say whether the driver of the 18-wheeler will face any disciplinary action.


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