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Major Crash Reported On I-30 East In Sulphur Springs

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A major crash was reported on I-30 east in Sulphur Springs in the area of Bill Bradford Road and South Broadway Street early Friday morning, Jan. 7, 2022. No apparent life-threatening or incapacitating injuries were reported to have resulted from the four-vehicle collision.

The multi-car crash was reported to emergency dispatchers at 6:20 a.m. Friday on I-30 east in the area at the Bill Bradford Road overpass. When law enforcement arrived, they discovered four vehicles were involved – a car, two pickups and an 18-wheeler on the bridge. Traffic stalled on I-30 east until after 7 a.m. Jan. 7, backing up for about 2 miles, past the League Street exit.

That section of roadway had cleared by 7:15 a.m. and was being diverted onto East Shannon Road past the Bill Bradford Road overpass. One lane of I-30 east was reopened at 8:15 a.m. and the road fully reopened by 9:15 a.m. Friday.

According to initial police reports, the small car was traveling on I-30 east and struck the wall, then bounced back into the road. One pickup approaching attempted to avoid the car by going around, but ended up making contact as well. The second truck struck the car. An 18-wheeler coming over the bridge then struck the wreckage. The small car was destroyed, with only the driver’s side compartment remaining, and to sustained damage. The male driving the car, however, reportedly managed to get out the driver’s side window. He had no apparent incapacitating or life-threatening injuries, but was checked out at the hospital as a precaution. No other serious injuries were reported to have been sustained by the occupants of the other vehicles involved.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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