Interstate Shut Down In Grand Prairie After Vehicle Fire
A single-vehicle accident on Wednesday morning caused Interstate I-30 to be shut down for about two hours while emergency response teams cleared the wreckage, according to this report from WFAA.
The accident, which is still being investigated by authorities, resulted in a vehicle fire, which had to be put out. The accident happened at about 10:10 in the morning on Wednesday in Grand Prairie, Texas. The car fire was located at MacArthur near Belt Line Road, according to officials.
All westbound lanes had to be closed as emergency personnel put out the fire and cleared the wreckage. These lanes were re-opened at about 12:15 p.m., meaning that portion of the interstate was put out of commission for just about 2 hours.
The only person involved in the crash was the driver of the vehicle that rolled over and caught fire. This person is expected to survive their injuries, according to a police spokesman.
Thankfully, no one lost their life in this accident, and there were no other injuries. We can but imagine the possibility of harm or even death this crash could have led to if others were on the road nearby at the time of the accident. During the time that firefighters and police were still clearing the westbound lanes, the eastbound lanes of the interstate were packed with cars.