Harris County, Texas – October 4, 2013
Police say a motorist died Friday when his vehicle made contact with a semi in the Houston area.
According to deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department, an unidentified trucker was behind the wheel of a semi as it traveled along Brittmoore Road. As the trucker passed between Little York Road and Tanner Road, around 8:50 p.m., he attempted to back into a private drive.
Investigators say Samuel Cervantes then approached from the north in a silver BMW and cashed underneath the semi. Paramedics responded to the scene, but were unable to save Mr. Cervantes.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that 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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