MIDLOTHIAN – The driver of a tractor-trailer dump truck was transported to Methodist Dallas Medical Center as a result of a single-vehicle accident Tuesday. Firefighters responded to the scene on southbound U.S. Highway 67 near Ward Road at 1:09 p.m.
“A large dump truck was hauling fill dirt for a highway construction project at Highway 67 and Railport Parkway. I don’t how it happened or what caused him to veer off to the right as he went south. He left the roadway and demolished a long stretch of guard rail leading to a bridge over a creek,” Midlothian Fire Chief David Schrodt said.
“When he hit the edge of the bridge abutment, the cab and the dump body fell into the creek. He deposited his truck transmission and his truck motor on the shoulder of the bridge,” Schrodt said. “I have no clue how he managed to survive the wreck.”
Firefighters had to extinguish a diesel fire from the truck and sweep debris on the road. No mutual aid was used on the call.
The tractor-trailer dump truck was considered a total loss, with firefighters on scene for about an hour and a half.
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