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TEMPLE, TX — A semi truck accident happened on Friday morning, September 7, at around 8:25 a.m. in Temple, Texas when a tractor trailer towing a mobile home crashed into a center wall divider causing the mobile home to catch fire.

Map showing location of a semi truck crash and fire on I-35 just north of the SW H K Dodgen Loop near mile marker 300 on September 7, 2012 in Temple, TX.

The accident took place on I-35 northbound around exit 299 in Temple just north of the Southwest HK Dodgen Loop in front of National Tire and Battery, and across from Birdcreek Crossing Shopping Center.

The Temple police, TxDOT and Texas DPS responded to the accident where they found the 18 wheeler, which was towing a mobile home, had hit the center wall dividing the northbound and southbound lanes. After the 18 wheeler hit the wall, the semi jack-knifed and caught the truck between the load and the center wall.

A fire ensued between the truck and the trailer.

The semi truck and mobile home both became engulfed in flames followed by multiple explosions.

Firefighters had the fire extinguished at about 10 a.m. and removed the hoses from the northbound lanes of the interstate, allowing for traffic on that side to open again.

Witnesses told the media that the truck driver lost control and was able to get out of the vehicle and was laying in the grass with minor burns. He was taken to Scott & White Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.


Posted by Houston truck accident lawyer Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP

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