18-Wheeler Catches Fire on North Freeway at West Road After Multi-Vehicle Crash
An 18-Wheeler caught fire this morning after a seven-vehicle crash on North Freeway at West Road. Officers were called to the scene around 5:00 a.m. with reports of a vehicle pileup and truck fire, according to Sergeant Thomas Fendi of the Houston Police Department.
According to Sergeant Fendi, the accident began when a pickup truck attempted to pull over due to having a blown tire. Three vehicles behind the truck began to slow down when a fourth vehicle slammed into the third vehicle. A fifth driver, who police presume was drunk, hit the fourth car and sideswiped a sixth vehicle. The big rig 18-wheeler driver swerved in an attempt to miss the six-car pileup, causing his truck to roll over and burst into flames.
First responders found the truck driver in the 18-wheeler and were able to pull him to safety. The driver, who was identified as 40-year-old Raul Diaz, was taken to a nearby hospital and suffered only minor injuries.
he Potts Law Firm is investigating the events surrounding the 18-wheeler incident on North Freeway. If you or someone you know was injured or suffered damages from the multi-vehicle car crash, contact The Potts Law Firm to have your case examined by one of our experienced car accident attorneys. Consultations are free, and you pay nothing in attorney’s fees unless we win your case.
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