Wet Weather Leads To Crashes Across North Texas

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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Overnight rain may have led to several crashes in North Texas early Friday morning.

In Tarrant County, MedStar says it responded to three rollover crashes before 7 a.m. and a pedestrian who was hit by a car.

MedStar warned that the wet weather would likely contribute to a "precarious commute" Friday morning. The ambulance provider warned wet roads could lead to more crashes and people not driving more carefully could endanger children walking to school or a bus stop.

MedStar posted a list of suggestions, urging people to drive more slowly, follow other cars at a greater distance and do not drive with hazards flashing. MedStar also warned sudden braking on wet roads can cause a driver to lose control.

In Denton, a tanker truck jackknifed about 3 a.m. Friday. Police say the driver started hydroplaning on I-35E near Teasley and hit the center barrier.

The truck came to a stop, blocking all southbound lanes of 35-E for about two hours. No one was hurt in the crash.