2 Injured in Fiery Houston Crash Involving 18-Wheeler
Posted on Jun 25, 2010
June 24, 2010 - Houston, TX - An 18-wheeler truck overturned and caught fire after being struck by a car at about 9 p.m. June 4th on the North Sam Houston Tollway at Antoine.
According to reports for KHOU.com, witnesses report that a car ran a red light when it struck a van and then the trailer of the tanker truck, which was driving westbound on the beltway's service road. The tanker was carrying 8,700 gallons of gasoline which then caught fire after the 18-wheeler overturned.
The flames from the overturned gas tanker burned for more than 1 hour before the fire was completely extinguished. Both the driver of the van and the driver of the car were injured in the truck accident and taken to Willowbrook Methodist Hospital and Houston Northwest Hospital, respectively. They are both currently listed in stable condition.
The truck driver was uninjured in the crash.
So far, there have been no charges filed against the driver of the car or any other drivers involved in this serious truck accident. The official cause of the accident is still under investigation.
The Texas Department of Transportation estimates that $25,000 worth of damage has been caused to the roadway.
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