Temple Texas – The Texas Department of Public Safety reported that last Wednesday, a northbound semi was involved in a jack-knife accident on Interstate 35 near mile marker 30. At round 10 o’clock that morning, the driver was attempting to slow down as the driver in front of him started to hydroplane, but lost control.

Pending result of investigation, no names were given out to the public. It is not also known if any other vehicles were involved. Officials did not mention the severity of any potential injuries.

According to the Road Weather Management Program the weather is a factor in 24 % of vehicle crashes overall and in 17 % of crash fatalities. More than 1.5 million crashes each year are weather-related.

On December 31, 2012, there was a report of another accident. At around 8:30 o’clock in the morning, the mishap took place in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 near mile marker 327 backed up traffic. The Texas Department of Public Safety reported that a semi hit the brakes and lost control on the rain-slicked roadway, causing the rig to jack-knife and hit a concrete barrier.

The police did not give out the identities of the people involved. It was reported that the driver sustained minor injuries but was not hospitalized. It appeared that no other vehicles were included.

According to the report of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety,  more than 500,000 semis and large commercial vehicles were involved in traffic crashes in 2010. Those accidents resulted in injuries to more than 100,000 people and more than 5,000 deaths.

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