Driver escapes serious injuries after car is folded, spindled and mutilated by semi
MOUNT VERNON, Washington (WWSB) - A driver in Washington state is lucky to be alive after their car was crushed by a semi-trailer -- and escaped with only minor injuries, authorities said Tuesday.
The Washington State Patrol responded to a report of a crash on a bridge on Interstate 5 in Mount Vernon to find a Nissan Altima sitting under the cab of a semi -- literally folded in half, with the driver inside.
“There’s really not a word to describe this collision,” WSP Trooper Rocky Oliphant tweeted.
The person was trapped in the crushed car for a time because traffic on the bridge was causing the semi-truck to move, Oliphant said.
A tow truck was able to lift the front end of the semi off the car, allowing the bridge to reopen to traffic, Oliphant said.
“In my 14-year career, I have never seen anything like it,” Oliphant said.
There’s really not a word to describe this collision. Miraculously believed to be minor injuries. The car was struck from behind, folded the car in half, and semi came to rest on top of the car. In my 14 year career, I have never seen anything like it. https://t.co/iUsSNIhHYV pic.twitter.com/EPGI70s3Um— Trooper Rocky Oliphant (@wspd7pio) November 16, 2021
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