Jack-knifed 18-wheeler shuts down eastbound I-20 in Dallas

Jack-knifed 18-wheeler shuts down eastbound I-20 in Dallas

Credit: WFAA

An 18-wheeler jack-knifed and struck two vehicles on Interstate-20 at Highway 67 Thursday afternoon, causing oil and fuel leaks and headaches for rush-hour drivers.

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Posted on October 10, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 10 at 9:05 PM

DALLAS -- An 18-wheeler jack-knifed and struck two vehicles on Interstate-20 at Highway 67 Thursday afternoon, causing oil and fuel leaks and headaches for rush-hour drivers.

The accident occurred on eastbound I-20 around 4 p.m.

A woman had to be extricated from her vehicle after if was struck by the semi and was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Dallas Fire-Rescue Public Information Officer Jason Evans. There were no other injuries reported.

Approximately 100 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from the 18-wheeler on to the eastbound lanes of I-20, along with to 50 gallons of motor oil from the three damaged vehicles. The Dallas Fire-Rescue Hazmat team was called in and the eastbound lanes were shut down for five hours.

It was reopened by 9 p.m.

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