Accident sends elderly man's car under 18-wheeler


Authorities are investigating an auto accident where an elderly man's car ended up crushed underneath an 18-wheeler.

It all happened on FM 509 and Haas Road early Monday afternoon.

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) state troopers are investigating the accident.

State troopers reported that an elderly man TMs Honda was headed north and the 18-wheeler was headed south.

Investigators said the elderly man TMs Honda veered into the 18-wheeler TMs path.

The 68-year-old man TMs car ended up crushed under the rear of axle of the 18-wheeler.

Paramedics rushed the elderly man to the Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen for treatment of minor injuries.

State troopers reported that the elderly man is listed in stable condition.

It TMs not clear why the elderly man veered into oncoming traffic but the accident remains under investigation.