18-wheeler changing lanes causes car to "spin out"

Accident off Owassa and Highway 281

Authorities are investigating an accident involving an 18-wheeler and a car that slowed traffic on a busy highway in Edinburg.

The accident happened on the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 281 near Owassa Road just before 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Investigators said an 18-wheeler switched lanes and hit a Dodge Neon causing the car to "spin out."

Paramedics took the driver of the neon was transported to the McAllen Regional Medical Center due to back pain.

Police said the driver of the 18 wheeler did not appear to be injured.

It's not clear if the driver of the 18-wheeler will be cited but the accident remains under investigation.