Three people are recovering in an Oklahoma City hospital after a fiery crash along Interstate 40 Thursday.
According to officials with the Oklahoma State Police, 12 year-old Silvia Walker-Higher was traveling with her two aunts on I-40 when their vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer. Their vehicle burst into flames upon impact. “They’d been hit and the truck exploded,” said Silvia’s mother Tina Walker-Higher. “They barely made it out alive. The fire was coming up and then some man, some hand came down and got them all out.”
A passerby, Shane Ward, of Amarillo, Texas stopped and pulled the women from the wreckage. Ward was traveling behind the semi truck he says struck their vehicle. “He rear-ended them and pushed them over the guard rail,” Ward said.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was caught 7 miles down the road and told Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers that he did not know he hit anybody.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident contact an Oklahoma City personal injury lawyer of Abel Law Firm at 405-239-7046 to learn more about your rights.