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Crash Video: Spectacular Explosion/Fireball After Dump Truck and Semi-Trailer Truck Collide

Mon April 12 2010 1:33 pm  http://www.arlingtoncardinal.com/?p=22444
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Accident on Highway 121 in Lewisville, Texas was caught on video camera. A dump truck pulled in front of an 18 wheeler and both trucks burst into flames. Neither driver was hurt.

A wreck involving an 18-wheeler semi-trailer truck, two other trucks, and a pickup truck resulted in an explosion and fire on northbound Highway 121, just northeast of Interstate 35E (Stemmons Freeway) last Thursday, April 8, 2010. The crash occurred when an 18-wheeler jackknifed when it apparently tried to avoid hitting a North Texas Tollway Authority dump truck that was changing lanes.

The driver of the semi-trailer truck jumped out of his cab just before it and its “Leap of Faith” trailer filled with frozen chicken slammed into the concrete center lane divider of the Sam Rayburn Tollway. The impact caused a second flare-up of flames, but the driver the driver escaped the flames. The cab ended up burning and hanging over the edge of the center divider. No injuries were reported, but one person was transported to a hospital as a precaution. The semi-trailer was leased to a company named “Leap of Faith” from Fort Worth.

All four northbound lanes and two southbound lanes of Highway 121 were shut down at 5 p.m. and into the night while the accident was investigated and the bridge was inspected.


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