Six passengers in a car skidded off Texas Interstate 27 Monday (Aug.2) and barreled into three parked recreational vehicles at Jack Sisemore’s Traveland, according to a report in the Amarillo Globe news.
No one in the vehicle was injured in the crash, which occurred around 4:30 p.m.
The car hit three RVs and barely missed a structural pole.
“Five more feet and there would have been at least one dead in that car,” Officer Cory Jones of the Amarillo Police Department said.
Jones said the vehicle was traveling in the far left lane of northbound I-27 when the driver lost control and the vehicle swerved across the highway’s three lanes and rocketed off the interstate, smashing into the RVs.
He said the driver, Suliman Mohmaed Ali, 22, was traveling along the highway at a high rate of speed.
Police ticketed Ali for failure to control his speed and having no insurance, Jones said.
Traveland owner Sisemore said he wouldn’t be able to sell the brand-new RVs.
“They’re totally demolished,” he said, adding damages could go up to at least $75,000.
Sisemore said that despite the damage, he was glad no one was injured, especially because he was moving the RVs only minutes before they were hit.
The car knocked one of the 4,500- to 5,000-pound vehicles completely over, Sisemore said.
“There must not be one piece of that car that is not damaged,” he said looking at the car, an Acura, which had major front-end damage.