2 Injured When Minivan Swerves Into Truck Parked Along Highway

By Frank Heinz
|  Thursday, Jan 24, 2013  |  Updated 12:28 PM CDT
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Two people are hospitalized after a minivan crashed into both a vehicle and a pedestrian along Interstate 20 Thursday morning.

Keaton Fox, NBC 5 News

Two people are hospitalized after a minivan crashed into both a vehicle and a pedestrian along Interstate 20 Thursday morning.

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Two people are hospitalized after a minivan crashed into both a vehicle and a pedestrian along Interstate 20 Thursday morning.

According to the Fort Worth Fire Department, the crash took place at about 10:30 a.m. when the driver of the minivan swerved from the eastbound lanes of I-20 and struck a large pickup truck with a lift kit that had stopped on the shoulder.

The driver of the truck was putting gas in the truck when he and the truck were hit by the minivan, officials said. The minivan then rolled over several times before coming to rest on the onramp.  The driver of the minivan had to be extricated from the vehicle and was transported to an area hospital for observation.

Both people were alert and conscious after the crash, though Tim Hardeman with the Fort Worth Fire Department said the injuries to the driver of the truck were very serious.

The names of those involved in the crash have not yet been revealed.

Investigators have not yet determined why the driver of the minivan swerved out of the main lanes of the highway.

A small, uninjured dog was recovered at the crash scene, but it was not clear who owned the dog.

Traffic in the area east of Hemphill Street may be slowed for some time as crews continue to clear the scene of debris.

NBC 5's Keaton Fox contributed to this report.

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