Tanker overturns resulting in Injury to the Driver

November 20, 2007

Late this afternoon, a major trucking accident occurred in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex resulting in serious injury to the driver.  In 18 wheeler accidents, it is important that vital evidence is preserved, including the black box, data recorder, the tractor, driver logs, tires, and any other important evidence or information relating to the accident. The Dallas Morning News covered the trucking accident:

One injured, lanes closed after tanker overturns on Highway 183 in Bedford, Texas

Commuters traveling westbound on State Highway 183 near Bedford should find an alternate route home, officials said Tuesday afternoon.

A fuel tanker truck traveling westbound on State Highway 183 overturned Tuesday afternoon near the northbound State Highway 121 ramp, causing officials to close traffic lanes while the spilled fuel is cleared.

One of three traffic lanes on westbound State Highway 183 and the northbound ramp to State Highway 121 were closed as of early afternoon, Bedford police Lt. Kirk Roberts said.

It’s likely the wreckage won’t be removed until 7 p.m., Lt. Roberts said, because workers are cleaning the fuel spill before they remove the overturned truck

The truck driver was transported in serious condition to Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, police said.

 

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