Sherman Police said a truck driver was treated for minor injuries Tuesday after he flipped his semi on U.S. Highway 75.
Sgt. Brett Mullen said the wreck occurred sometime after 2 p.m. in the southbound lanes of Highway 75, just south of the intersection with State Highway 82. Mullen said the number of traffic lanes were reduced in order to accommodate a street sweeping crew in the area and resulted in a backup of vehicles, just beyond an elevated section of roadway.
“He went to slow down and swerved to avoid a collision,” Mullen said of the driver Wednesday. “He took the vehicle to the center median, where it started skidding in the grass before it rolled over.”
The Sherman Police sergeant said the male driver of the truck was taken to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment. Mullen said the truck wasn’t carrying a trailer at the time of the crash and that the driver’s evasive action prevented the semi from striking any other cars. It was unclear whether the driver was issued a traffic citation for the wreck. No other injuries were reported.
“He avoided hitting other vehicles,” Mullen said of the driver. “Unfortunately his truck did rollover, but it didn’t cross over into oncoming traffic or anything like that. It could have been a lot worse.”
Mullen said he didn’t know whether additional road work would be conducted in the area throughout the week, but encouraged all motorists to drive cautiously and be prepared for changing traffic conditions.
“When you come over the top of a hill, you don’t know what’s on the other side of it,” Mullen said. “Use caution when you’re traveling and know that if there’s a crest on the road ahead of you, you have to be prepared for whatever is on the other side.”