crashed into an interstate overpass Sunday morning near Richland,
TX, collapsing the bridge and trapping the driver. Tragically,
the trucker's 19-month-old son died in the accident.
Broadway of Moro, AR, allegedly lost control of his tractor-trailer
around 9 a.m. Sunday while northbound on I-45, about 60 miles
south of Dallas. He reportedly swerved right, then left, before
dropping into an embankment in the median and slamming into a
pillar that supported the State Highway 14 bridge. The column
collapsed, toppling the bridge.
was pulled from the wreckage an nightmarish eight hours later
after rescuers freed his pinned chest and leg. Both father and
son reportedly were trapped within just a few feet of one another.
Reports say Broadway took his son along because he wanted to spend
more time with the child.
He was transported
by helicopter to a hospital in Waco. His injuries reportedly did
not appear to be life threatening and he was listed in stable
condition Sunday evening.
grandmother told the Dallas Morning News he owned the truck and
had driven for decades without having an accident. Authorities
are investigating whether he may have been driving too fast for
the rainy road conditions.
reopened early Monday morning.