Accident on the Interstate Causes Chain Reaction of Accidents

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

New information on a series of accidents along I-20 on Friday night.

Midland Police tell NewsWest 9, the first accident happened just before 6 p.m. at Midkiff and I-20.

The driver of a white Mustang was traveling eastbound on the inside lane, when she swerved to avoid hitting a dog.

She left the roadway, rolled her vehicle and came to a stop on the inside westbound lane.

The 17-year-old woman was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

That wreck caused two other accidents, a driver rammed into the back of a truck that was slowing down to avoid the first wreck.

In the third accident, both drivers were distracted by the second wreck.

Traffic was down to one lane on westbound I-20 for about two hours.       

No other injuries were reported.