Rayne is a little city of just in excess of 7,300 citizens in Louisiana. An interstate freeway, I-10, serves Rayne with a solitary exit in close proximity to the town’s northern boundary. Late Thursday morning, a person drove a tractor-trailer off the embankment around the exit.
The brief online video of the incident starts the tractor-trailer in dilemma plunging throughout the embankment. The truck then drops off the stop on to the 4-lane roadway that underpasses the interstate. The semi bounces across the boulevard without the need of touching yet another motor vehicle and leaving a plume of dirt and smoke in its wake. The tractor-trailer speeds out of frame in which it arrived to rest on personal property, wherever the semi caught fire.
The Rayne Volunteer Fireplace Section, headquartered much less than a quarter-mile from the scene, responded to the crash and place out the hearth. The driver experienced insignificant accidents on the unplanned tour. The Rayne Police Department, centered at the similar place as the volunteer firefighters, is investigating the incident.
Interstate-10 in the Southeast has seeming been a lot more dangerous than usual just lately. Earlier right now, there was an additional incident on the other aspect of the point out line in Mississippi. There, a passenger truck rear-ended a camper. The truck’s driver was critically injured, and the interstate had to be closed to targeted traffic to let a clinical helicopter to airlift the driver.
In January, a truck hauling 7 new BMWs crashed into a bridge on I-10. The BMWs burst into flames, and the wreck weakened the bridge by itself. It took over nine hours for the bridge to be cleared, re-inspected to ensure the safety of travelers and reopened to traffic. While the bridge was reopened, the damage on the bridge will not be repaired until eventually April.
If I have been a regional resident, I’d hope that Interstate-10 could just have a quiet month without the need of incident.