• February 13, 2017

Man Injured in Midland, TX, 5-Vehicle Accident on I-20

Midland, TX -- February 10, 2017, one person was injured following an accident where a fishtailed trailer led to a pile-up on I-20.

Midland authorities were called out to the multi-vehicle crash scene in the afternoon hours of Friday. They say it happened along I-20 near the Cotton Flat Road overpass.

Preliminary investigations say that a Nissan pickup was hauling a trailer down eastbound I-20. For reasons unclear, the trailer began to fishtail, causing the pickup to lose control. The Nissan spun around and went into oncoming traffic.

As a result, the pickup was rear-ended by a westbound Ford Explorer, and then those two vehicles by a Hino box truck. Shortly after this, the box truck was rear-ended by a flatbed Ford F-450, which ended up beneath the box truck.

The driver of the Ford pickup was trapped in the vehicle and required extrication by emergency rescue crews. Upon extraction, he was transported to a nearby hospital for injuries said to be non-life-threatening.

Authorities say the fishtailing trailer was not caused by the driver of the Nissan. They have yet to determined what caused it to lose control.

Investigations are ongoing.

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