Dashcam video shows fiery I-10 accident as it happens - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

Dashcam video shows fiery I-10 accident as it happens

A video posted Sunday to YouTube shows the moment when a Lincoln Towncar and an 18-wheeler collided last Monday on I-10 in Gulfport. (Photo source: YouTube) A video posted Sunday to YouTube shows the moment when a Lincoln Towncar and an 18-wheeler collided last Monday on I-10 in Gulfport. (Photo source: YouTube)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

What would you do if you witnessed a crash and explosion directly in front of you on the interstate? Would you stop to help?

A video posted Sunday to YouTube shows the moment when a Lincoln Towncar and an 18-wheeler collided last Monday on I-10 in Gulfport. It happened near the Hwy 49 exit around 5:30pm.

"Whoa, whoa, whoa, hang on!" the driver yells out as he watches the crash unfold in front of him.

The five and a half minute video shows that driver, and several people running to the burning wreckage to help the victims. One man is armed with a fire extinguisher. For three minutes, the Good Samaritans tend to the crash survivors before Gulfport Police and firefighters arrive at the scene.

As WLOX News reported last week, the driver of the car was at fault in the accident. She and a small child were able to escape the wreckage unharmed.

Scott Swanstrom, who was driving the 18-wheeler, was also unharmed. He told WLOX News the day after the crash, "I don't know how we made it through that. I'm just glad that baby is ok."

Read more from Swanstrom, and get a closer look at pictures of the wreckage here: http://shout.lt/B29F

Watch the full YouTube video here: http://youtu.be/OeSmeZ5nvWU

Copyright 2014 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • Dashcam video shows fiery I-10 accident as it happensMore>>

  • Remnants of fiery accident are startling to see

    Remnants of fiery accident are startling to see

    The pictures attached to this story give you an idea of what it must have been like Monday night when a car smashed into an 18 wheeler. And a fireball lit up the Gulfport sky. That explosion shut downMore >>
    With tears in his eyes, a Gulfport man describes the terrifying crash that he said could have ended his life or someone else's life. Scott Swanstrom was driving an 18 wheeler on Interstate 10 Monday evening when a car hit his truck and both went up in flames.More >>
  • NewsMore>>

  • DPS investigating single-vehicle fatal crash

    DPS investigating single-vehicle fatal crash

    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:46 AM EDT2018-05-27 14:46:22 GMT
    crashcrash

    A man was killed in a one-vehicle wreck in Harrison County. According to a press release, a 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 was traveling eastbound on US-80 when the vehicle went off the south side of the roadway and struck a tree. The driver of the vehicle is identified as Lawrence C. Walls, 49, of Marshall. Walls was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Mike Smith. His body was transported to Meadowbrook Funeral Home. DPS states that the crash is under investigation. Copyright 2017 K...

    More >>

    A man was killed in a one-vehicle wreck in Harrison County. According to a press release, a 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 was traveling eastbound on US-80 when the vehicle went off the south side of the roadway and struck a tree. The driver of the vehicle is identified as Lawrence C. Walls, 49, of Marshall. Walls was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Mike Smith. His body was transported to Meadowbrook Funeral Home. DPS states that the crash is under investigation. Copyright 2017 K...

    More >>
  • Tyler police searching for suspect accused of theft

    Tyler police searching for suspect accused of theft

    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:36 PM EDT2018-05-27 03:36:26 GMT

    Tyler police are looking for a theft suspect.  The theft occurred Saturday at 3300 Troup Highway.  The victim is described as a 85-year-old female. According to a report, the woman was followed into the restaurant by a Hispanic male. The male suspect then allegedly stole the victim's purse after she left it unattended.  A witness alerted the woman to the theft. The victim then checked the parking lot and discovered that her vehicle had been taken. The vehi...

    More >>

    Tyler police are looking for a theft suspect.  The theft occurred Saturday at 3300 Troup Highway.  The victim is described as a 85-year-old female. According to a report, the woman was followed into the restaurant by a Hispanic male. The male suspect then allegedly stole the victim's purse after she left it unattended.  A witness alerted the woman to the theft. The victim then checked the parking lot and discovered that her vehicle had been taken. The vehi...

    More >>
  • Veterans hold annual Buddy Poppy event

    Veterans hold annual Buddy Poppy event

    Saturday, May 26 2018 8:59 PM EDT2018-05-27 00:59:06 GMT

     In a tradition of spring, East Texas veterans organizations ask people to remember memorial day through accepting a symbol.  A flower.  Memorial day weekend, a time of reflection and honoring those who have fallen while serving our country.     The gift of a simple 'buddy poppy' has a deeply profound meaning for veterans. Thanks to a World War one officer. "The original story was written and thrown in the trash. John Mcrea dug ...

    More >>

    In a tradition of spring, East Texas veterans organizations ask people to remember memorial day through accepting a symbol. A flower. Memorial day weekend, a time of reflection and honoring those who have fallen while serving our country. The gift of a simple 'buddy poppy' has a deeply profound meaning for ve

    More >>
Powered by Frankly