DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Heavy rain led to flooding along North Texas roadways early Friday morning, and created very dangerous situations for drivers. The man behind the wheel of a pickup truck learned just how dangerous it could be when he slid into a ditch along the C.F. Hawn Freeway, near Masters Drive in Dallas.
The man was heading westbound on his way to work, he said, when a vehicle in front of him splashed water into his path. The driver lost control of his pickup truck and started to slide around on the freeway. The truck ultimately made a U-turn and fell into a watery ditch along the highway.
The driver had to be rescued by emergency workers, but was not injured during the incident. In fact, the man lingered around the scene afterward to help collect and clean up pieces of debris that had scattered during the crash. He said that he was really shaken up by the incident, but not hurt.
Drivers across the area are urged to take it slow and be extra cautious as the rain continues to move through North Texas on Friday morning, and over the next few days. More storms are in the weather forecast during the long Memorial Day weekend, and the holiday will have more travelers on the roads.