Shocking moment semi-truck smashes into an accident scene in Texas

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Shocking footage shows the moment a semi-truck smashes into an accident scene on a Texas highway, causing a multiple vehicle pile-up and leaving two people injured

  • Shocking footage shows the moment an 18 wheel semi-trailer truck slammed into an accident scene which left two people injured
  • Police were responding to a two-car crash on Highway 84 in Lubbock County 
  • But then a semi-trailer truck is seen crashing into the accident scene on Friday
  • A state trooper was injured and a driver was pinned inside another truck 

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Shocking footage shows the moment an 18 wheel semi-trailer truck slammed into an accident scene which left two people injured.

Police in Texas had initially responded to a two-car crash on Highway 84 in Lubbock County on Friday.

However a semi-truck travelling eastbound slid and its trailer overturned before the vehicle came to a stop at a median on the highway.

Shocking footage shows the moment an 18 wheel semi-trailer truck slammed into an accident scene which left two people injured

Shocking moment semi-truck smashes into an accident scene in Texas

Footage shows emergency responders from Lubbock Fire Department assist after an 18 wheel semi-truck trailer overturned and pinned one driver inside another truck 

Several other vehicles subsequently crashed into the back of the semi trailer as there was heavy fog in the area at the time, KCBD reported.

The first crash blocked westbound lanes of US 84 and as investigators were at the scene a second truck overturned at the side of the road. 

The moving truck hit one DPS trooper and pinned another person inside another truck. A Lubbock Fire Department rescue team manged to take the driver out from the pickup truck.

Shocking moment semi-truck smashes into an accident scene in Texas

Police in Texas had initially responded to a two-car crash on Highway 84 in Lubbock County on Friday.

But then another truck seen above in the background swerved to avoid an SUV and overturned 

Shocking moment semi-truck smashes into an accident scene in Texas

Officials are seen scrambling as the semi-trailer truck swerved to avoid an SUV can came hurtling in their direction 

Shocking moment semi-truck smashes into an accident scene in Texas Shocking moment semi-truck smashes into an accident scene in Texas

A Department of Public Safety trooper, seen above in the yellow HiVis jacket, narrowly avoided serious injury as he ran out of the way to avoid the truck as it overturned 

Both people were taken to hospital for treatment to their injuries and are expected to survive. 

Caleb Holder, who works for KCBD as a  photographer, was filming the accident scene, when a second 18-wheeler jackknifed to avoid a red SUV that changed lanes in front of it.  

The truck can be seen coming towards the trooper as others run to avoid it, before the trailer overturns and it crashes into other cars.

Holder told the outlet : 'I saw that trailer coming and I knew I had to run away from it.

Part of my job is to go to breaking news scenes and shoot video of it or whatever it is, that includes car crashes sometimes , I was looking in that direction.

Shocking moment semi-truck smashes into an accident scene in Texas

The semi-truck was traveling eastbound when a red SUV changed lanes in front of it, causing the driver of the semi to swerve with the trailer overturning, KCBD reported 

Shocking moment semi-truck smashes into an accident scene in Texas

There were a total of five crashes involving four semi tractor-trailers and four smaller cars

Shocking moment semi-truck smashes into an accident scene in Texas

A total of seven units from the Lubbock Fire Department responded to the scene with 19 staff members, according to KCBD

'That's when you could hear more tires screeching and then just barely see headlights coming through the fog.

He added: 'That's when the semi overturned and slid on its side, on to the shoulder and on top of that pick-up.

'As I looked back I also remember seeing the trooper running and I could see he was falling down and the trailer was coming really close to him. 'I've never seen anything like that in person.'

There were a total of five crashes involving four semi tractor-trailers and four smaller cars.

Sgt Johnny Bures said of the injured trooper: ' The trooper that was struck is going to be okay, he does have some serious injuries, but nothing life threatening.' 

A total of seven units from the Lubbock Fire Department responded to the scene with 19 staff members, according to KCBD.

  

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