Semi-Truck Accident Closes Detroit Highway For 5 Hours
Around 5:30 a.m. in Detroit on Thursday morning, a semi-truck driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a median on Interstate 94. The median where the truck driver crashed was close to the Livernois Road overpass. The impact of the crash was so intense that the eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 94 between Warren Street and Livernois were closed for more than five hours while the damage was assessed.
The Michigan Department of Transportation has cameras located on Interstate 94 in Detroit, and one of the cameras was able to capture the intense accident as it unfolded. The video footage shows the semi-truck catching on fire shortly after crashing. Detroit firefighters were later able to put out the flames when they arrived at the scene.
The driver of the semi-truck was not critically injured in the crash, but was taken to a hospital in the area to be treated for a fractured ankle. The lanes that were closed reopened to the public around 10:40 a.m.. Police are still investigating the truck accident, and have asked any witnesses to come forward with additional information about the incident.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident due to truck driver error, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering. Please contact the truck accident lawyers of Ravid & Associates, P.C. by calling 866-644-6587 today.