Dallas – Interstate 20 along Highway 67 was the scene of a three- vehicle collision involving a rig and two other cars.

According to authorities, a rig doubled-over and collided with two vehicles along Highway 67 and I-20.The wreck took place at around 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon of Thursday. The 18-wheeler caused fuel and oil spills along the road that caused traffic jam during the rush hours.

The accident affected the traffic along eastbound Interstate 20 at around 4:00 o’clock that afternoon.

A woman driver was trapped inside her vehicle and was extricated by the emergency crew after which she was delivered to the area hospital sustaining non-life threatening injuries.

According to Jason Evans who is Dallas Fire-Rescue Public Information Officer, aside from the woman who was freed from her vehicle, there were no other injuries reported.

The road was subject to the spill and leak of approximately 100 gallons of diesel fuel coming from the 18-wheeler as it spread all over  the eastbound lanes of I-20. It was also accompanied by 50 gallons more of motor oil that came from the three damaged vehicles. The Hazmat Dallas Fire-Rescue team immediately responded and decided to close the lanes going east that lasted for around 5 hours. It was finally reopened at 9:00 o’clock that evening.

Police confirmed that a great problem on the road followed after an 18-wheeler jackknifed and caused over100 diesel fuel gallons to spread all over the highway. It resulted in the closing of I-20 Highway going southbound that Thursday afternoon.

 

At about 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon, Fire rescue team of Dallas responded to a call from the site where the rig collided with two other vehicles. The damaged vehicles caused at least 50 gallons more of motor fuel to spread all over Interstate 20 at Highway 67 along Red Bird.

The woman driver of one car was trapped inside and it took the emergency crew more than 10 minutes to extricate her. She sustained minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital. No other person was injured.

The Dallas area has become a common site where cars and rigs often collided. It means that the passengers of smaller vehicles are more at risk in accidents with rigs and 18-wheelers that led to catastrophic injuries because of their gigantic sizes. Many truck operators are involved in this type of accident due to the following reasons: (1) lack of sleep or too many hours working without sleep; (2) not given the proper training to operate a rig; (3) inferior maintenance of vehicle; and (4) the wrong way of loading a truck.

When a driver is speeding along the interstate, it is hard not to be reminded of the horrible accidents that are often seen on the nightly news involving an 18-wheeler.

Accident victims have rights. If you were injured in a car accident, contact experienced  accident lawyer in Dallas now for free consultation. He will protect the rights of you and your loved ones. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages, as well as pain and suffering.

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