GRAND PRAIRIE (CBSDFW.COM) – North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) cameras were rolling and pointed directly onto Highway 360, near Camp Wisdom Road, when a dump truck crashed and burst into flames.
The fiery accident happened Tuesday just before 6 a.m.READ MORE: Woman Dead, 2 Children Injured In Shooting In Dallas
According to officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), the driver of a Chrysler PT Cruiser had stopped in the middle of the newly opened tollway lanes and was backing up. A fast-approaching dump truck swerved to miss the car and slammed into (and almost over) the center barrier.READ MORE: Texas Reports 2,420 New COVID-19 Cases, 84 More Deaths Sunday
The truck hit the wall so hard the front end of the cab was completely knocked off the mounts. A stream of flames went from beneath the truck for yards behind.MORE NEWS: Man Killed Inside McKinney Apartment By Gunshot From Another Unit, Police Say
The driver of the car was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Amazingly, the dump truck driver wasn’t injured.