November 18, 2021 – First responders expected the worst when they arrived at the scene of a shipwreck on I-5 in Washington state.
A semi-trailer crashed into a 2015 Nissan Altima Tuesday afternoon on the Skagit River Bridge near Mount Vernon. The impact bent the car in half and left it flattened under the wheels of the truck.
“There’s no way, no way anyone survived this,” witness Mike DeWitt said, according to KTRK TV.
But an officer was surprised when he approached the wreckage, State Soldier Rocky Oliphant said.
“He walked over, walked around the car and heard, ‘Help!’ and he said, ‘Oh my God,’ “said Oliphant.
A tow truck lifted the front wheels of the car’s semi-trailer and the 46-year-old woman driving crawled out of a space where the passenger window was.
She walked away from the mutilated car on her own, KRTK reported
“There really is no word to describe this collision” Oliphant tweeted. “We miraculously think of minor injuries. The car was struck from behind, doubled over and the semi came to rest on top of the car. In 14 years of career, I have never seen anything like it.
The woman only had a headache and a sore rib, soldiers said. The driver of the semi was cited for following too closely.
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