A massive 15-vehicle collision has caused a large section of Interstate-30 in Dallas to be closed down for a large portion of the day.
The chain-reaction wreck occurred at around 3:30am overnight on Lake Ray Hubbard Bridge near Dalrock Road. According to reports, the crash involved at least seven 18-wheeler tucks and six other vehicles.
At this time, there have been only six confirmed injuries – which is amazing considering the sheer scope of this accident. All injured people have been hospitalized at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. None of their injuries are understood to be life-threatening.
Unfortunately, there is still the potential that this accident could prove to be fatal. Witnesses reported that one car flew off the bridge into the water. Rescue crews are searching the lake for signs of a submerged vehicle.
All lanes of I-30 in both directions were shut down for several hours between Zion Road and Ridge Road this morning. Although it was anticipated that at least some lanes would reopen by noon, police have advised all motorists to avoid the area for the rest of the day while an investigation into the cause of the wreck is ongoing.
At this point, no determination has been made regarding the probable cause of the crash. It is believed that heavy fog in the area may have been the primary factor, but given the time of the accident, intoxicated driving may also have been to blame.
As a board certified personal injury attorney, I think it is remarkable that the injuries caused by this catastrophic auto accident are seemingly not as bad as I would have respected. Regardless, I wish all those involved a full and speedy recovery. I would also encourage you to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible so that you are fully aware of your legal right to compensation.