An 18-wheeler accidentally became a 10-wheeler early Tuesday morning when the back wheel assembly came completely off the trailer! The trailer was resting at a 45-degree angle on the northbound lanes of I-35E near the Laureland exit. Thankfully no one was hurt in the accident, but the 18 wheeler blocked rush hour traffic for several hours.
Accidents such as this are often due to the lack of proper truck maintenance. Drivers and the owners of the trucks are supposed to inspect their rigs regularly but they often don’t. The authorities have not yet released why the trailer lost 8 wheels, but I’m sure the accident could of been avoided if the owner of the truck would of practiced preventative maintenance.