Nov. 18, 2021 — First responders anticipated the worst after they arrived at a wreck scene on I-5 in Washington state.
A tractor trailer rear-ended a 2015 Nissan Altima Tuesday afternoon on the Skagit River Bridge close to Mount Vernon. The affect folded the automobile in half and left it flattened beneath the truck’s wheels.
“There is not any method, no method anyone survived that,” mentioned witness Mike DeWitt, according to TV station KTRK.
However an officer bought a shock when he approached the wreck, state trooper Rocky Oliphant mentioned.
“He walked up, he walked across the automobile and he heard, ‘Assist!’ and he mentioned, ‘Oh my goodness,'” Oliphant mentioned.
A tow truck lifted the entrance wheels of the tractor-trailer off the automobile and the 46-year-old lady who’d been driving crawled out of a niche the place the passenger window was.
She walked away from the mangled automobile underneath her personal energy, KRTK reported
“There’s actually not a phrase to explain this collision,” Oliphant tweeted. “Miraculously believed to be minor accidents. The automobile was struck from behind, folded the automobile in half, and semi got here to relaxation on high of the automobile. In my 14-year profession, I’ve by no means seen something prefer it.”
The lady solely had ache in her head and ribs, troopers mentioned. The driving force of the semi was cited for following too carefully.