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18-wheeler fire closes I-20

January 13, 2010 by Lori Cope

18-wheeler fire closes I-20 at Hudson Oaks Wednesday afternoon: A westbound 18-wheeler truck driver escaped serious injury Wednesday when a dual set of tires from a passing 18-wheeler came through his front windshield, according to a Hudson Oaks police officer. The 18-wheeler that was hit by the flying tires caught fire, closing the westbound and eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 Wednesday afternoon for a couple of hours. Hudson Oaks, Willow Park, and Weatherford firefighter, as well as other emergency officials, responded to the wreck.

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January 13, 2010 by opheim86, 4 years 45 weeks ago
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I was driving eastbound on i-20 after stopping at Love's right off bankhead. As soon as I got back onto i-20 i began to adjust my cruise control. All of the sudden i heard what sounded like a tire popping and so i looked up and saw a orange Allied 18 wheeler about 50 yards ahead lose a set of dualie-tires still intact and still inflated. I was amazed that the truck was driving normal as if nothing happened. So i began to watch the tire cross lanes from the middle lane to the far left lane going about 65 mph and as i watched the tire(s) cross lanes i began to fear the inevitable. I saw the tires roll into the median (which i estimate it was going about 55-60mph at that time). I surely thought the tire(s) were simply going to fall over in the median. But no, i saw the tire(s) hit the guard cables and sling shot up. (and by that time i was parallel with the oncoming 18-wheeler). Then I heard a loud boom and saw the tire(s) go right through his window as well as seeing him throw his right arm around his face to guard himself from the tire. Thank the good Lord that the tire went at an angle which made the tire go more towards the passenger side which was empty. I was appalled that the Allied 18-wheeler never stopped or even acted like anything happened. i did get his licenses plate and called 911 to tell them. However, i never received a phone call so i could give them the licenses plate number. It was the craziest thing i have ever seen. I'm extremely happy to know that the driver was safe. I was praying for him!

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Tuesday, December 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Birdville, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Springtown, Freshmen 5:30 p.m., JV 5:30 p.m. and Varsity 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 4

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Tuesday, December 9

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Thursday, December 11

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