Car catches fire in crash on I-10 in Vidor

Car catches fire in crash on I-10 in Vidor

A multi-vehicle accident caused one of the cars to catch fire on I-10 eastbound in Vidor, Texas Department of Public Safety reports. The accident occurred at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.

A 1965 Ford Falcon was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 near Rose City when the right tire came off of the Ford, sending the vehicle into a spin. The Ford struck the inside concrete barrier and became disabled in the roadway. The dislodged tire from the Ford struck a 2011 Chrysler passenger vehicle.

The Ford Falcon was then rear-ended by a Dodge pickup, causing the Ford to catch fire. A fourth vehicle veered to the right to avoid colliding with the Ford and struck the outside concrete wall.

The driver of the Dodge, 32-year-old Dustin Dodge of Beaumont, and his 8-year-old son were both taken to St. Elizabeth's hospital with minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.

Both eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 10 in Rose City were shutdown for about an hour to put out the car fire. All lanes of the Interstate have since reopened.

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