FedEx big rig, SUV collision causes fuel spill on SB lanes of Beltway 8 at Central Park

An accident on the southbound lanes of the West Beltway at Central Park forced crews to shut down the entire toll road Friday evening.

August 2, 2013 8:33:28 PM PDT
A wreck involving an 18-wheeler and SUV in northwest Houston left three people injured and caused quite a mess on the West Sam Houston Tollway Friday night.

Around 8pm, a FedEx truck and an SUV crashed into each other on the southbound lanes of the Beltway just south of Central Plaza. The 18-wheeler jackknifed and started leaking diesel fuel.

Three people inside the SUV were transported to an area hospital for injuries, but authorities say told none of them were life-threatening.

Crews shut down all the main southbound lanes of Beltway 8 in that area for more than two hours so they could clean up the leaking fuel.

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