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Tractor-Trailer Plunges Down I-10 Embankment In Louisiana

Tractor-Trailer Plunges Down I-10 Embankment In Louisiana


Gif: Rayne Police Office

Rayne is a compact city of just above 7,300 residents in Louisiana. An interstate highway, I-10, serves Rayne with a single exit in close proximity to the town’s northern boundary. Late Thursday early morning, someone drove a tractor-trailer off the embankment in close proximity to the exit.

The transient online video of the incident begins the tractor-trailer in concern plunging across the embankment. The truck then drops off the conclude on to the four-lane roadway that underpasses the interstate. The semi bounces across the boulevard with no touching a different car and leaving a plume of dirt and smoke in its wake. The tractor-trailer speeds out of body where by it arrived to rest on private home, in which the semi caught hearth.

The Rayne Volunteer Hearth Division, headquartered less than a quarter-mile from the scene, responded to the crash and place out the hearth. The driver experienced minimal injuries on the unplanned tour. The Rayne Law enforcement Department, primarily based at the same site as the volunteer firefighters, is investigating the incident.

Interstate-10 in the Southeast has seeming been far more dangerous than standard just lately. Previously nowadays, there was a different incident on the other facet of the point out line in Mississippi. There, a passenger truck rear-finished a camper. The truck’s driver was critically wounded, and the interstate had to be closed to traffic to enable a clinical helicopter to airlift the driver.

In January, a truck hauling 7 new BMWs crashed into a bridge on I-10. The BMWs burst into flames, and the wreck broken the bridge alone. It took more than nine hours for the bridge to be cleared, re-inspected to assure the protection of tourists and reopened to traffic. Though the bridge was reopened, the problems on the bridge will not be repaired until April.

If I ended up a nearby resident, I’d hope that Interstate-10 could just have a peaceful thirty day period without having incident.



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