The crash occurred on I-20 near Dallas with no reported injuries.
Here's something you don't see every day: a truck loaded with toilet paper caught fire on a Texas highway. What sounds like the beginning of a joke became reality when a truck shipping toilet paper crashed near Dallas early Wednesday morning.
The accident occurred at 4 a.m. when the trailer-truck spun out of control and crashed, catching fire on Interstate 20 near Dallas. According to CBS 11 News, the driver hit a bump on the road, causing him to lose control of the vehicle. Local news outlets reported the driver was headed towards San Antonio.
The toilet paper rolls, which went up in flames on the interstate, were assumed to be for restaurants and other public businesses because of their larger size. All lanes on I-20 were shut down for a few hours as firefighters and other personnel cleaned the affected area. The driver's truck was also towed from the scene.
Toilet paper has had its moment since coronavirus started sweeping its way through the United States earlier this month. Massive shortages have affected retailers nationwide, and businesses are scrambling to get the sought-after paper product into grocery stores as customers' needs for it increase.
The driver, who was accompanied by his dog, has been reported safe, along with law enforcement and firefighters. We're thankful nobody was hurt, though we hope another batch of toilet paper can reach its intended destination unscathed!
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