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Jet Fuel + Semi Truck Crash = Fiery Roanoke, TX Crash Scene

Posted on Aug 30, 2011
While the cause of a serious trucking crash on Highway 114 in Roanoke, TX is yet to be determined, everyone agrees that the crash looked worse than it was. The crash occurred late at night and involved an 18 wheeler and a Jeep. The front end of the Jeep was crushed during the collision; the semi truck quickly erupted into flames. The flames rapidly spread to the tank of the truck, which contained over 56,000 gallons of jet fuel.

The jet fuel laden truck burned at the crash site for over five hours. It took almost 24 hours for the remains of the truck to cool off enough to be removed. According to witnesses, the fire put off mass quantities of smoke and was seen as far away as Denton and Richland Hills. Firefighters from Roanoke tested air quality in the surrounding area, working to ensure that nearby residents were safe. No evacuations were necessary.   

While the crash was serious, both drivers were unhurt. One passenger was injured and was taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The staff and attorneys at the Hart Law Firm are glad that the crash was not as serious as it could have been. We hope that the injured passenger is on their way to making a full recovery.    

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