1 Injured in Truck Accident on I.H. 20 in Kaufman County, TX
Kaufman County, TX — October 7, 2023, one person was injured in a truck accident just before 2:30 in the afternoon along Interstate Highway 20.
According to reports, a Ford F-150 was traveling in the far-right eastbound lane of Interstate 20 approaching the exit for Kaufman Road when the incident occurred.
For unknown reasons, the Ford veered right and off of the roadway, colliding with the back of an 18-wheeler which had been parked beside the shoulder of the interstate. Both the trailer and the Ford began to catch fire. The driver of the 18-wheeler was able to detach the cab from the trailer and drive it forward to an area which was a safe distance from the burning vehicles. Debris from the initial collision was flung out into the eastbound lanes of traffic and struck a Chevy Equinox which had been traveling in the left-hand lane; the Equinox suffered tire damage and came to a stop on the exit ramp ahead.
The driver of the Ford—whose identity has not been confirmed—suffered severe injuries as a result of the accident and was transported to a local hospital by emergency medical services. Their condition has not been made public. There were no other injuries reported in connection with this incident. The accident is still under investigation. No additional details are currently available.