Wild video shows truck topple off Highway 225 in Pasadena

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Thursday, August 18, 2022
Heavy truck tumbles off elevated freeway in Pasadena
Eyewitness News viewers captured a wild truck crash in Pasadena and the aftermath amid Thursday's weather event.

PASADENA, Texas (KTRK) -- There were no major injuries when a heavy truck tumbled off an overpass on eastbound Highway 225 on Thursday.

But with a motorist capturing the moment as it happened, it could have been just as bad as a similar incident that left a boy dead earlier this month.

Pasadena police said two 18-wheelers were involved in a crash with each other on the freeway near Red Bluff, but one of the vehicles ended up falling onto the service road below.

It wasn't immediately known how the truck lost control.

Eyewitness News viewer Prisco Saldivar captured the wild moment, with the truck flipping toward the edge, only to topple over and out of sight.

Another viewer captured the truck on the ground and on its side.

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A 22-month-old boy was crushed to death by a concrete mixer truck that landed on his family's SUV on Beltway 8 East at Woodforest.

Fortunately, the wreck was limited to just the two trucks, unlike a separate but similar freak crash on the East Beltway on Aug. 5 when a concrete-mixer truck lost control and toppled off the roadway.

The truck then landed on an SUV that was going through the intersection. A boy in the SUV died while three others escaped with injuries.

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What do deputies look for to ensure heavy trucks are safe? Eyewitness News rides along to find out.