The northbound lanes of I-35E have reopened this morning after a crash earlier in the day shut them down because of a fiery semi-truck crash.
Around 4:30 a.m, the driver of this truck lost control and consequently slid off the road where he and the truck went through a guardrail and tumbled down an embankment. Upon being trapped in the cab of the truck, which was at this point up in flames, the driver was thankfully rescued by a good Samaritan who witnessed the Dallas truck accident and pulled over to see if there was any assistance she could provide. The Samaritan rushed down the hill where she then lifted the driver out through the window because the door was jammed shut.
Terry Sims, the hero of the day, recalls the situation saying, “I saw flames coming from underneath the trailer. The door wouldn’t open so we had to pull him through the window.”
At this point, it is still unclear whether or not the driver is hurt. However, it is clear that the good deed of this woman has saved him from any further injury.
Accidents are common nature of the road, and when it is raining, such as it was in this particular case, the frequency of accidents is heightened. Knowing this, one should be prepared so that in the unfortunate event you do fall victim to such mishaps, you know how to respond, who to call, and can quickly initiate the process of recovery/compensation.
Being unaware and unprepared of adverse realities can increase the pain they cause in the event they do interrupt your life. Get in touch with an experienced, expert truck collision attorney in Dallas, TX who can be there for you in your time of need and help you get past this tragedy and on with your life. Here is a list of Texas hospitals to look at if you or a loved one is injured in a truck accident: