SAN ANTONIO -

Traffic on Loop 1604 has been delayed following an accident between a small car and an 18-wheeler on the North Side.

The accident occurred around 6 a.m. on the westbound lanes of 1604 between Green Mountain and Nacogdoches roads.

Police said the driver of the Ford Fusion fell asleep at the wheel and rear-ended an 18-wheeler. 

Police closed the westbound lanes of 1604 to clear the accident, but they were reopened around 7:30 a.m.

Police said they may have to unload the 18-wheeler because its rear axles were damaged.

The driver of the Ford Fusion was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The 18-wheeler driver was not hurt.