Trucker Overturns Rig Along Freeway Ramp Sending Trailer Plummeting Below
Dallas, TX – It could have been deadly disaster for a trucker on Tuesday when he overturned his rig along a downtown freeway ramp in Dallas.
The close call occurred on an elevated ramp from Woodall Rodgers Freeway to southbound Interstate 345.
According to a local media report from the scene, investigators said the trucker, who was not identified, flipped his truck onto the driver’s side while navigating a right hand curve.
The accident caused the trailer to detach and plummet over the edge and onto the roadway below.
Images from the scene reveal the trailer came to rest on its top and the load of mulch strewn across the ground.
A portion of the truck’s roof can be seen hanging over the edge of the ramp above.
It is not clear what exactly led to the accident.
No serious injuries were reported.
However, the clean up effort did snarl traffic for quite some time.
Photo courtesy NBC 5