A tanker truck was left hanging over a drainage ditch after being struck by a pickup in Texas on Monday.
The accident happened on June 4th at around noon in Leander, Texas.
According to KXAN News, a pickup and a tanker truck were traveling on RM 2243 when the pickup sped up, lost control, and struck the tanker truck, flipping the rig and sending it crashing off of RM 2243 and onto the US 183A frontage road, where it skidded, leaving the cab of the truck dangling over the edge of a retention culvert and into the water.
The driver of the semi truck suffered non life-threatening injuries in the crash and was transported to a nearby hospital. He is expected to make a full recovery.
The tanker truck was hauling cement powder at the time of the wreck, prompting officials to call a hazmat team to aid with cleanup of the wreckage. A portion of the 183A frontage road was closed at RM 2243 during cleanup but has since been reopened.
The driver of the pickup received a citation for failure to control his speed, and police say that weather and road conditions may have contributed to the wreck.