LEWISVILLE (CBSDFW.COM) – The driver of a tractor-trailer slams into a dividing wall along a North Texas toll road and the truck bursts into flames.READ MORE: Most Popular Dog And Cat Names Of 2021: Is Your Pet's Name On The List?
The accident happen just before 2 a.m. as the driver of the semi traveled from the southbound Sam Rayburn Tollway lanes to southbound Interstate-35E. As the driver took the ramp to I-35 the tractor trailer hit the “crash cushion” wall and caught fire.
The flames were exacerbated because the semi was loaded with paper products.READ MORE: McKinney, Texas Man Addison Mays Sentenced To 40 Years For Continuous Sexual Abuse Of A Child
The driver of the truck was hurt and was taken to Medical Center of Lewisville, but the injuries are not life threatening.
The southbound ramp from the Sam Rayburn Toll to I-35E south is completely closed, as hazardous materials crews clean up oil that leaked from the truck onto the roadway. Officials say they don’t know how long the ramp will be shut down.Dallas DART To Reserve Seat At Front Of Every Bus This Week To Honor Rosa Parks
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