Man airlifted after collision with truck on Interstate 19 [Tucson, AZ]

Driver hospitalized after crash involving two vehicles near Sahuarita Road

TUCSON, AZ (August 5, 2022) – Early Wednesday morning, a man was injured in a collision with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 19.

The incident happened around 3:39 a.m. near Sahuarita Road on July 13.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, a tractor-trailer and another vehicle collided in the area. As a result, a driver became trapped inside the cab of the large truck.

Emergency crews arrived at the scene and extracted the male occupant from the large truck. Medical personnel then airlifted the victim to a local Tucson hospital for further treatment of his injuries.

Meanwhile, a cleanup crew was dispatched to contain the spill after the truck leaked hazardous materials onto the road. Authorities closed the southbound lanes near kilometer 75, between Sahuarita Road and Pima Mine Road, during cleanup and preliminary chores.

At this time, the other circumstances that led to the collision remain unclear. However, Tucson officials are currently investigating.

Due to their size, large vehicles, such as tractor-trailers and trailers, increase the risk of an accident. So if you drive one, always be aware of the significant size and weight of your vehicle. Stay in your lane and obey the speed limit. Also adjust accordingly to yield to lane changes and other vehicles.


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