DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The driver of a semi tractor-trailer is recovering in the hospital this morning after his rig plummeted off the interstate.

The accident happened in the westbound lanes of Interstate-30 — near Loop 12.

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Investigators believe it was around 2:30 a.m. when the driver had a blowout, lost control of the semi and rolled off the highway, down into a pond.

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Emergency workers rescued the driver, who was trapped for a short time.

The man was taken to a local hospital, but is expected to recover from his injuries.

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No other vehicles were involved in the crash, but only two lanes of traffic were getting by as a wrecker tried to get the semi uprighted and off the highway.