A Houston trucker has been cited with 18 separate violations
after her tractor-trailer overturned on Thursday, June 1, and dumped 36 tons of
gravel on top of a woman’s car.
It happened on the Katy Freeway near downtown Houston.
It took rescuers – including bystanders digging with hub
caps – about 40 minutes to dig the woman out. She was hospitalized in stable
The driver of the semi, 51-year-old Catalina Martinez was
cited for, among other things, having slick tires, cracks in the trailer frame
and being 4,000 pounds overweight. The truck was owned by Martinez Trucking.