Mexican national causes traffic chaos in Tyler
POSTED: Friday, July 1, 2011 - 6:18pm
UPDATED: Sunday, July 3, 2011 - 6:18pm
tyler — UPDATE: Just prior to Mr. Gonzales’ vehicle being towed from the scene, he was able to get someone to bring proof of insurance for his vehicle to the scene.
Therefore, his vehicle was released back to him and he was not cited for the insurance violation.
On Friday at approximately 6 p.m., the Tyler Police Department responded to a traffic accident at the on West Loop 323 north of Bellwood Road.
A Mexican national, Eduardo Gonzales was driving a semi-tractor that was piggybacking two additional semi tractors behind it. He was south bound on the west loop.
His load (the two other semi tractors) was too high to fit under the railroad overpass that crosses the loop.
Gonzales struck the overpass, tearing the top off of the trucks.
A motorcycle rider that was behind Gonzales had to take evasive action to avoid the debris and crashed his bike.
He complained of minor injuries but refused treatment by EMS.
Gonzales had no driver's license and no insurance.
He was issued citations for the offenses and his vehicles impounded per the City of Tyler no insurance ordinance.
motorcycle wreck on the North Northwest Loop 323 near Shaw Road has temporarily shut down both southbound lanes.
Officials at the scene tell KETK the motorcyclist drove his bike into the back of a truck.
The extent of his injuries is unknown.