Dallas, TX – Truck driver was trapped for almost an hour, but later rescued following an overnight crash in Dallas after his 18-wheeler fell from Downtown Dallas bridge as a result of wet road.
According to the incident report, the crash took place in the early morning hours on Tuesday around 12:30 a.m. near Downtown Dallas.
According to investigators, the truck was heading from the westbound Woodall Rodgers Freeway to the northbound Stemmons Freeway.
The authorities who responded at the scene believe the reason for the crash is the wet road. They say the big rig lost traction when it started to curve on the wet road and fell about 30 to 40 feet off the bridge.
The driver remained trapped in the wrecked truck for almost an hour until the first responders managed to cut through the wreckage and free him.
Reportedly, the driver survived, but he suffered serious injuries and he was in critical condition. He was transferred to hospital for treatment. There is no update on his condition since admitted in hospital.
The truck also hit signaling equipment along the Dallas Area Rapid Transit rail line. As a result, trains between Victory Station and Downtown Dallas will be impacted during the morning rush hour.
More details about the accident are expected during the day or tomorrow. Once available, we will update the story.
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