Rollover accident caused from surprise gravel road

| November 20, 2014

Believe it or not, this is NOT supposed to be a gravel road. | Credit: LIVE!/John Basquez.

Believe it or not, this is NOT supposed to be a gravel road. | Credit: LIVE!/John Basquez.

 

Although the road in the picture looks like a gravel road, it’s definitely not supposed to be. According to reports, a belly dump truck littered a massive amount of sand and gravel on Frontage Road in San Angelo, Texas, which caused a rollover accident.

The driver of a Chevrolet sedan was driving home at night when she unexpectedly hit the patch of sand and gravel which caused her to lose control of her vehicle. Since it was dark outside, it was hard for her to see the layer of sand and gravel ahead of time.

San Angelo Police say they were not aware of the sand and gravel on Frontage Road, but after investigating the tire tracks officials are sure the littering was done by a “belly dump truck.”

Miraculously the sedan driver, who was wearing her seatbelt, didn’t suffer any serious injuries from the rollover accident. In fact, she only suffered a minor scratch on her pinkie finger. Her vehicle, however, was totaled from the wreck.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) was called in to clean the sand and gravel off of the road.

Surprisingly, this is not the first time a large amount of sand and gravel was dumped on a road. In early October, over 80-pounds of sand and gravel was dumped on an interstate in New Braunfels, Texas.

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