The crash of an interstate truck near Interstate 25 near Houston has become the largest ever recorded, and it’s set to leave thousands of motorists stranded.
The crash of the truck near the I-25 interchange on Friday night left the trucker and his passenger with serious injuries, according to authorities.
Authorities say the truck was traveling northbound on I-75 near Houston when the driver of the tractor-tractor collided with a median barrier.
They say the driver lost control of the vehicle and lost control over the truck, and the truck struck a guardrail on the interstate and came to rest in the median.
At least seven people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, officials said.
Traffic on the northbound side of I-95 was diverted, with lanes reopened by 4 p.m.
Police say it appeared the truck’s driver lost a window.
They say the man was transported to a local hospital with injuries that are not considered life-threatening.
A witness told the Houston Chronicle that she saw a tractor carrying some heavy equipment hit a barrier at the exit ramp of the highway, sending the truck careening into the median before it hit a guard rail.
An official from the Texas Department of Transportation told reporters that the highway had been closed for several hours.
As of Monday morning, there was no sign of the driver, according the Texas Highway Patrol.