Accident on U.S. 75 in Denison

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

DENISON, Tex. -- The morning commute to work Tuesday caused many drivers headaches. Our Tower Cam caught one accident in Denison as it happened.

Look at this video; it’s a perfect example of what happens if you aren't careful:

On Highway 75 in Denison, a semi that slammed right into a white car and then crashed into two other semi's as well. We're told only minor injuries have been reported, but it backed up Highway 75 southbound for hours Tuesday morning.

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  • by Craig Location: Sherman on Mar 9, 2008 at 03:26 AM
    Tony, you nailed it. When someone is clearly expected to show diligence and a certain level of competence, to make such a faulty statement in an attempt to divert blame from the indisputable excessive speed, they need to have their license revoked. I also hope you and your company bill this menace for detention time he caused. If all of us billed for detention we usually 'eat', the in-sue-us companies might require at least minimum driver competency.
  • by Dirk Location: Sherman on Mar 6, 2008 at 06:28 PM
    My concern is why the elected and appointed officials of Sherman did not place chains on police and fire vehicles, knowing good and well they would have their hands full on inclimate days like we saw today. Once again, this is an example of the great City of Sherman not being proactive. Also, I also want to know why the Sherman School Board gave the superintendant a new SUV. This just tells me we pay too much in school taxes if we can afford to "give " him a new car. Here's a thought, how bout taking that money and giving it to the salaries or retirement of the teachers.
  • by Tony/SunCoast Location: Denison,Tx. on Mar 6, 2008 at 05:00 PM
    I was the driver in the fuel tanker located in the left lane at the edge of the bridge that was hit. My opinion is that for whatever career or job choice you make, truck drivers are the paid professionals on the road when it comes to transportation safety! We are expected to make safe decisions when it comes to operating these heavy vehicles on a daily basis no matter what the conditions on the roadways might be. The driver of the Arnold Trucking semi made the comment to me that he didn't see how this could be his fault! Yes the driver of the red semi that you see over driving the road conditions. In my mirror, I witnessed this driver closing in on me at an unmanagable speed, wet, icy, dry it makes no difference for the simple reason that the flow of traffic southbound was and had been moving at a slow rate even before I had exited onto hwy 75 off of hwy 84 exit! This was driver error on the truckers side. His commercial license should be suspended for quite sometime!
  • by Sue Location: Denison on Mar 6, 2008 at 02:07 PM
    Obviously the semi was not paying attention and had to break hard. He was not paying attention and it looks like it would have happened ice or no.
  • by Craig Location: Sherman on Mar 5, 2008 at 06:58 PM
    Generalizations and irritations not withstanding, it's clear one or more vehicles were traveling too fast for conditions. This is just one of the problems Americans face every day on the highways. Weather contributes to decision making complications. This could have easily been a fatality accident. You and I pay for these incidents, some as simple as signage to notify drivers of damaged guardrails post accident, that bridges may ice in cold weather(Duh!)some to defend the state in claims of lack of due work, pre or post accident(s). We are rapidly becoming subjects of a nanny state mentality. Decades ago, everyone was responsible, now, it's the government's responsibility to lay the red carpet out for everyone in every endeavour. Do you really want to pay for all that? When you get behind the wheel, you are responsible, and your insurance company. Bridges, culverts and roads freeze. Drive whatever speed you are comfortable leaving the road. On the phone? Great!
  • by Anonymous Location: Durant on Mar 5, 2008 at 03:35 PM
    Well the guy that was in the little white TRUCK that was hit by the semi is very lucky to be alive....these semi drivers think they own the road.. The Man in the little white truck was only there to help the lady that had a wreak in front of him...while helping her he could have lost his life so people need not only to slow down but need to pay attion. to what is going on around matter the conditons of the road
  • by JC Location: Denison on Mar 5, 2008 at 01:15 PM
    Like I said before, timing is everything when it comes to sanding. Sand too early the ice forms on top of the sand, too late and someone has already had an accident. I defy anyone else to take the manpower and equipment available and do a better job with it. SLOW DOWN. My girl friend left work at 12:30 that night from McKinney, driving about 40 mph being passed by people traveling 70 until the highway was shut down due to accidents caused by excessive speed, which delayed everybody by over 2 hours.
  • by Jess on Mar 5, 2008 at 09:40 AM
    I'm from Alaska and currently living in OK. Snow is not news up there and traffic really isn't either because people SLOW DOWN, USE CHAINS, AND TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS. And yes, we use salt, it works and crews are out all night and every night if needed. Wrecks were usually caused by either an animal (like a moose), or some idiot like we seen on the tape. When the roads were icy about 2 months back, the news reported several wrecks from people driving way TOO FAST. I mean, you guys (not all) are given a fair warning about road conditions AND IGNORE THEM!!!!!
  • by Me Location: Denison on Mar 5, 2008 at 07:37 AM
    From what I could see on the video everyone was driving pretty fast. Why do you keep blaming the road crews etc. Who is too blame when the roads are dry. There are LOTS of wrecks everyday because of speed and cell phones. Every time I'm out it's like driving in the Indy 500. People are rude and don't care if they run you off the road. Ice has nothing to do with it. It's people.
  • by Anonymous Location: Sherman on Mar 5, 2008 at 07:07 AM
    The TXDOT sand trucks were sanding the the roads long before midnight and into the morning hours. People need to slow down in bad weather. If you get into a wreck due to bad weather then you are guilty of what is call Driving to Fast for Road Conditions. In other words, if you are only going 30 mph and still slid off the road, then 30 mph was to fast. People need to start taking responsibility for their own actions. Thank you TXDOT for attempting to help.
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