Semi truck catches fire on I-240 in Oklahoma City

Posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 at 2:50 am    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A semi caught fire after an accident early Saturday morning.

According to KFOR, a driver was asleep in her car on the shoulder near Western Avenue at 4 a.m. when she was struck by another vehicle. The semi-truck driver saw the accident occur and swerved to avoid the vehicles, which caused the truck to tip over and then catch fire.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the collision.

HAZMAT crews were later called to clean up diesel leaking from the truck. Parts of I-240 were closed because of the fire.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma City car accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

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