Dallas 18-Wheeler Crash: Semi overturns, spills graham crackers; creates hazard
06/07/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley
Dallas, TX—A Dallas freeway turned into a free-for-all on Thursday night, June 3, 2010, when a tractor-trailer overturned, spilling hundreds of boxes of graham crackers onto the roadway. The 18-wheeler flipped in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35E at Colorado Boulevard at about 7 p.m., in downtown Dallas, as reported by WFAA.
The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department is now trying to determine what caused the graham cracker-carrying semi to rollover.
Officers were reportedly busy with not only with the wreck, but also from trying to keep motorists from taking the hundreds of boxes of graham crackers from along the interstate. The Honey Maid graham crackers were dispersed from the trailer when it overturned.
By 7:30, a traffic jam began building as the graham cracker looters loaded up the snacks. “They were stopping, literally, 10 to 15 at a time, causing not only a traffic hazard, but people were crossing the highway here ad could have gotten hit,” said the sheriff’s department.
The driver of the semi-truck was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition. The driver’s injuries were not disclosed.
A full investigating into the rollover is currently underway by accident investigators.
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