Texas trucker survives fiery crash: ‘It wasn’t my time yet’

| Friday, April 09, 2010

A truck driver from Texas walked away from a burning highway wreck this week that left his truck dangling from an overpass.

Trucker Randy Pierce was hauling 40,000 pounds of frozen chicken on Texas Highway 121 near the Interstate 35 interchange Thursday when a dump truck from a sweeping crew cut him off. The dump truck sliced into the truck’s diesel tank, starting a fiery crash.

Pierce’s company truck slammed into a bridge wall, leaving the truck dangling from the bridge. Fortunately, Pierce was able to jump from the truck just before it headed over the edge.

The veteran driver reportedly had only scratches on his hand and head.

“Somebody was watching over me,” Pierce told WFAA-TV. “It wasn’t my time yet.”

The trailer burned at the scene in Lewisville, TX, and the wreckage left the highway closed for nine hours.

Ironically, the name of Pierce’s Fort Worth-based employer is “A Leap of Faith.”