A truck driver in Texas was killed in an accident on a bridge that resulted in multiple explosions as at least one vehicle burst into flames.
The crash happened on April 6 around 5:45 a.m. Multiple passenger vehicles were reportedly involved, along with the semitruck. The explosions after the crash were all caught on traffic cameras, and pictures from the scene show the crushed front end of the semi hanging precariously over the side of the bridge.
According to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, the crash was so bad that the driver of the semi was thrown out of the vehicle’s cab. Emergency crews showed up to put out the fires and help the injured. They took the driver to Parkland Memorial Hospital. Unfortunately, his injuries were so severe that he passed away less than an hour after the crash. He was 45 years old.
The highway was shrouded in smoke after the wreck, with cars on I-30’s westbound lanes carefully making their way through. The cars heading east were stopped as emergency crews shut everything down for rescue and clean-up efforts.
While the investigation is still going on to find out exactly why the deadly accident happened, the police think that another vehicle may have run into the back of the truck.
Driving is a very dangerous profession, and those who take to the roads every day for work face a high level of risk. When they are injured or tragically killed in accidents, it is very important for those involved to know all of their legal options for seeking compensation.
Source: KWTX, “Fiery crash on Texas interstate leaves one dead,” Matthew Ablon, April 06, 2018