Hydraulic Fluid Spill Causes Multi-Car Pileup

By Courtney Burris | cburris@krbc.tvg

Published 05/09 2014 06:13PM

Updated 05/09 2014 06:29PM

It may be the middle of spring, but leaking hydraulic fluid made this section of Interstate 20 as dangerous as a winter ice storm. Myra Adams was one of the first drivers to loose control on the slick surface. "I got on the interstate at Trent and I hit some of that oil and lost control" explains Adams.

Adams was on the way to Merkel to get her Poodle, DJ, groomed when she hit a slick spot, turning her pickup upside down. "There's my truck, but I am okay by the grace of God. I give all of the glory to Him"

While she says she is thankful to be alive, she says the truck did have sentimental value. "That was my husband's pickup, but its gone now."

Bill Dormady was a few cars back from Myra in the pileup and says he got stopped just in time. "By the time I got stopped, I looked in the mirror and saw a car about to hit me and all I could do is brace myself and wait for impact" says Dormady.

Dormady says he was on the way to the auto auction in Abilene to sell the truck he was driving. "I was on the way to sell this truck and buy some other trucks, so now I will be going to the shop instead of selling it."

Jimmie Bender did not have a chance to slow down before hitting the truck ahead of her and spinning all the way around. "I hit him and it turned me around and after sitting here, I saw traffic still coming and I was afraid he was going to hit me, so I jumped out and jumped over the railing" explains Bender.

There were no serious injuries reported from the crash.

We reached out to the company who is allegedly responsible for the leaking truck, however, we did not receive a response.

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