Accident on U.S. 75 in Collin Co.

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

COLLIN COUNTY, Tex. -- An overturned semi on southbound U.S. Highway 75 triggered a number of incidents that ultimately shutting down southbound lanes on Wednesday afternoon.

Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation say in an attempt to re-route traffic to a separate frontage road, a different semi hit another vehicle.

That's when northbound U.S. 75 was shut down to land a medical helicopter.

While northbound lanes were shut down, a 5-car pile-up resulted in the northbound lane, calling for yet another medical helicopter to the scene to attend to accident victims.

Both the north and southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 75 are said to be open again, however traffic is reportedly running slowly as authorities are still on the scene investigating the cause of the initial overturned semi.

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  • by Kim Location: Sherman on Oct 11, 2007 at 07:39 PM
    It will be big news when there is a pileup on 75 in Sherman due to the lane closures. A lot of folks/retards speed up and cut in OR get cut off causing a jam in the traffic flow. In my opinion, they are the major cause of road rage because they are already raging. If everyone would just drive into the LANE THAT IS OPEN when the SIGN TELLS THEM TO, all would be fine and good. Everybody is happy and still moving. MY momma taught me not to cut in line...what did YO momma teach you????????
  • by Dave Jackson Location: Anna on Oct 11, 2007 at 04:40 PM
    Hey COP, I love seeing you guys out.. I'm not the one driving the exact speed limit ( no more than 5 over)But I laugh my a$$ off when you guys get that one that is doing 85 or 90 in a 65!! :)
  • by Anonymous Location: Sherman on Oct 11, 2007 at 11:36 AM
    The problem is people not paying attention to the road, or is this case looking to see what was going on in the first accident and running into otehr cars. Wake up people and things like this would not happen
  • by JC Location: Denison on Oct 11, 2007 at 10:08 AM
    Lowering the speed limit will not help.Obeying and enforcing the current speed limit as well as the common sense laws of allowing adequate stopping distance between cars and not making any sudden aggressive lane changes will. As I drive 70 through Grayson County and 65 through Collin County I am being passed by long lines of people traveling at least 10 mph faster than me. That is not a speed limit problem that's about a sense of entitlement and lack of responsibility for others.
  • by Jennifer Location: Southmayd on Oct 11, 2007 at 06:20 AM
    There have been several accidents on Hwy 56 lately. Maybe we need to look into this and suggest traffic lights or a blinking yellow light or something.
  • by COP Location: TEXAS on Oct 11, 2007 at 05:45 AM
  • by Gary Location: Grayson county on Oct 10, 2007 at 08:04 PM
    People in too big of a rush. They want to be the first ones too the scene of the accident, these just happened to actually make it so. The speed limit should never have been raised back up over 55, since it has been I have seen quite a few more wrecks as now people are driving 80 or better. This country is in bad shape
  • by Dave Jackson Location: Anna on Oct 10, 2007 at 06:37 PM
    as of 8:30pm the south bound lanes are still shut down for clean up, one truck still on it's side. North bound lanes are stop & go till past state hwy 121
  • by JC Location: Denison on Oct 10, 2007 at 04:47 PM
    I drive this everyday and am amazed there are not more accidents like this one. Everyday I see people speeding, following too close, sudden lane changes ignoring obvious signs of a lane closure and a general lack of patience. Slow down, calm down it'll be ok...Peace
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