By Rick Bernardi
A few days ago, the following news item appeared in the American-Statesman:
By Philip Jankowski
A driver remains in critical condition after he collided over the weekend with a semi-truck in Lakeway, police said Tuesday.
Lakeway officials have not released the driver’s name.
The wreck occurred about 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the 2100 block of RM 620. The driver had been northbound in the right lane when an 18-wheel truck traveling northbound in the left lane passed the driver and then turned right, crossing in front of his path and the driver ran into the truck, police said. EMS airlifted the man to University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, where he has remained since the incident, officials said.
According to a statement from Lakeway Police Chief Todd Radford, the truck driver does not appear to be at fault. Police filed no charges and issued no citations in the incident.
“The opportunity for the truck driver to see the driver and respond in time was minimal due to the driver’s position in the next lane and the speed at which the driver was traveling,” Radford said.