Two men are injured after a Tuesday morning accident involving an 18-wheeler and a Texas Department of Transportation truck. The two vehicles collided on U.S. 287, resulting in a “geyser of diesel fuel” on the highway.
The 18-wheeler, which was hauling sand, rear-ended the DOT truck, and then skidded onto its side. The impact ruptured the 18-wheeler’s fuel tank.
When the accident occurred, the DOT truck was part of a convoy on its way repair potholes on U.S. 287. Fortunately, the truck was equipped with a special buffer device put in place to protect workers by absorbing the impact in a rear-end collision.
The accident remains under investigation, but according to witness statements, it appears that the driver of the 18-wheeler was speeding and failed to heed warning signs.
A Good Samaritan, 31-year-old Kevin Gamble, just happened to be driving by and saw the accident occur. Diesel fuel, says Gamble was “shooting everywhere.” According to Gamble, the driver of the 18-wheeler was stuck deep in the wreckage, so he pulled him out by kicking in a rear window.
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