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Texas Couple Wedged Under Semi-Truck in Truck Accident Last Week

A Texas couple was involved in a dramatic truck accident last week. The man and woman from Lewisville had to be physically cut from their vehicle after it became wedged underneath the trailer bed of a semi-truck.

The police report indicates the truck was taking a left turn onto the freeway when the couple already on the freeway drove their car underneath the tractor trailer bed. The incident occurred at roughly 2:40a.m. where Highway 121 intersects Interstate 35.

Amidst freezing temperatures that served to further complicate the situation, it took emergency responders 20 minutes to retrieve the first occupant from the car. The second victim was a bit tougher to retrieve and was freed a short while later.

The level of urgency and danger associated with the victims injuries from the trucking accident were heightened by the freezing air temperatures. The injured couple was taken by Careflite emergency services to a nearby trauma center for immediate treatment.

The truck driver was visibly disturbed at the scene of the accident. Investigation results have yet to be released by the authorities. It is uncertain at this time to whom fault will be assigned in the accident.

There are many common-sense tactics drivers can employ in effort to avoid a serious truck accident. It's always smart to drive at posted speed limits or slower late at night or whenever visibility is limited. The slower you are driving, the more time you have to react if a truck driver exhibits erratic driving behavior. It's always smart to keep your attention on the road and avoid using a cell phone or texting while driving. Finally, in the event of a collision with a truck, it's best to be wearing your seatbelt so you don't sustain unnecessary injury or death by being launched out of your vehicle.

Sources: MyFoxdfw.com "Car Wedged under 18-Wheeler" by Alice Wolke 1/21/11

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