Multi-Vehicle Collision Slows Traffic For Miles, Two Emergency Helicopters Arrive At Scene

JOHNSON COUNTY (KFSM)  — Five people were injured during a multi-vehicle collision on Interstate 40.

Four or five vehicles, including a semi-truck, were involved in the collision that happened around noon, Tuesday (Dec. 6) at mile-marker 53 in the lane heading east near the exit for Coal Hill and Hartman.

Witness Bill Bull was among those who helped the five who were trapped in their vehicle from the waist down. He said he was traveling less than one mile behind the vehicles involved in the collision.

“They all looked bad… other people there probably saved their lives… I helped in every way (that) I knew how,” Bull explained.

Bull said a man who was injured may lose his leg because of the injuries he sustained during the collision.

He also said he didn’t get the names of those injured, but rather focused on helping them until first-responders got to the scene.

Two emergency helicopters took at least two people to nearby hospitals.

Traffic was backed up for several miles for nearly two hours, and was diverted to Highway 64 while emergency crews investigated and cleaned up the scene.

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