Pictured: The Department of Public Safety arrived at the scene at Highway 44 just after 2 p.m. Monday where a driver in a Ford F-150 flipped his truck as he was traveling eastbound. He was pulling a trailer loaded with dirt. The weight shifted, causing the trailer to roll, DPS troopers said. Pictured is trooper Ismael Escobar evaluating the accident. OFELIA GARCIA HUNTER

3-year-old child was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries

Ofelia Garcia Hunter, Alice Echo-News Journal

A man escapes injuries Monday afternoon as his truck flipped on Highway 44, just east of the city limits, the Department of Public Safety officials said.

According to Trooper Ismael Escobar with DPS, the Ford F-150 green truck was traveling eastbound on Highway 44. The driver, Alfredo Garza Jr., 53, lost control of the truck when the trailer he was towing with a load of dirt shifted and caused the truck to rollover on its side.

"The load shifted causing the trailer to fishtail," Escobar said.

"He was unable to gain control and the trailer jackknifed into the grassy median."

A 3-year-old passenger was transported to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice with non-life threatening injuries, DPS officials said. Garza and another passenger escaped injuries, DPS said.

To keep traffic flowing, sheriff deputies assisted with traffic control.