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Truck accident causes flour spill and injuries near downtown Houston

When on the road, the last thing someone expects is to be involved in a truck accident, especially one that involves an 18-wheeler. However, that is exactly what happened the morning of May 11 just south of downtown Houston, causing injuries serious enough to warrant a trip to the hospital for one person. The truck accident shut down U.S. 59 highway near Texas 288 to allow time for crews to clean up the mess.

An 18-wheeler was traveling northbound on the highway when it collided with a car. The truck overturned when it crashed into a concrete barrier that divided the northbound and southbound lanes. It was carrying flour at the time of crash, and the impact of the accident caused the load to spill all over the freeway.

The car driver was hurt in the collision and transported to a local hospital. The extent of the person's injuries and further current condition were not immediately available. Thankfully, there were no other injuries reported in this crash. Investigators are trying to piece together exactly what happened. The highway was closed due to the accident to allow time to clean up the flour spill and motorists detoured until it reopened later the same morning.

Details surrounding liability in this Texas crash are as of yet unknown. Both parties may wish to examine any legal options available to them to see if they believe any legal action is warranted in this truck accident case. First though, the injured driver of the car will likely want to focus on their recovery before considering any type of additional action.

Source: Houston Chronicle, "Truck accident shuts northbound SW Freeway (video)," Dale Lezon, May 11, 2012

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