18-wheeler flips in Vidor while trying to find alterate route around I-10 wreck

Photo by Kyle Cooper

An 18-wheeler carrying a non-toxic catalyst flipped over on Sarver Street in Vidor while attempting to find an alternate route to avoid traffic backed up due to a overturned vehicle on I-10 W near Purple Heart Memorial Bridge.

According to Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll, on Wednesday, May 9, at 7:47 a.m., the Vidor Police Department and Orange County ESD No. 1 responded to a call of an overturned 18-wheeler tanker truck at the intersection of Sargent and Sarver Streets.

Apparently, the 18-wheeler had re-routed itself to avoid the back-up of traffic on IH-10 due to an earlier accident, involving a flipped vehicle, west bound at the 857 mile marker. The tanker truck attempted to make a right turn onto Sarver when the tanker slid into the ditch causing the 18-wheeler to overturn. The content of the tanker was non-hazardous and there was no penetration of the tanker. No one was injured.

Vidor Police Department and Orange County ESD No. 1 are currently working to remove the 18-wheeler and empty the tank.

Photo courtesy of Kyle Cooper