TULSA, OK — A semi truck crash occurred Wednesday morning in West Tulsa, Oklahoma near the I-44 and I-244 intersection shutting down a portion of the highway for about an hour. The cause of the truck accident was due to the truck driver speeding and not the weather, says the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the driver of the semi was going too fast around a curve near the intersection of the two interstate highways. Because he was speeding, the driver then lost control of the big rig, causing the truck to slide onto the snow, hitting a guardrail, rolling on its side, which then caused the big rig to leak diesel fuel onto the highway.
The OHP reports that the driver was not hurt.
Sapulpa Fire crews were called in to clean up the diesel fuel that leaked onto the interstate.
The tractor trailer truck was pushed off the highway so the road could be re-opened to traffic.
Speeding is one of the most common causes of semi truck accidents because the truck driver is rushing to stay on time, disregarding safety in order to make a deadline, says Nationwide truck accident attorneys, Gordon & Elias.
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