Another 18 Wheeler Loses Load of Lumber, GOODRICH, August 29, 2019 - At approximately 4:40 pm on August 29, 2019, an 18 wheeler hauling a large load of lumber (2x4s), driven by Christopher Wright, 27, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was west-bound on FM-1988 East when he entered a curve. His load of lumber shifted it's weight and caused Wright to lose control. The load of lumber came off the rig and spilled across a bridge that goes over a creek (less than a mile from US-59). The lumber also spilled down into the creek. Wright's truck turned nearly completely sideways but amazingly, didn't roll. As Wright's rig finished sliding over the bridge, it left the pavement to the right and crashed through a steel pipe fence where it came to rest. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Goodrich Volunteer Fire Department and Troopers Colton McQuilkin and Allen Stanton with the Texas Highway Patrol. Wright was physically okay and there were no injuries. All traffic on FM-1988 was blocked. No citations have been issued. Williamson Wrecker Service was summoned to clean up the mess.
Stop having to buy new tires every six months! FIX IT ONCE AND FOR ALL!
27 year old Christopher Wright, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was driving the 18 wheeler. The guard rail on the bridge was struck and appeared destroyed.
The 2x4s spilled across the bridge and down into the creek.
These dogs watched everything safely from the opposite side of the road.
If you would like to comment on this story, we'd love to hear from you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the story subject in the subject line of your email, also list your name and town in your letter. Your letter will be posted in Letters to the Editor.