A man and his two sons somehow managed to survive a freak collision with an 18-wheeler, which left their car wedged underneath the truck.
A Nissan Maxima and an 18-wheeler carrying milk collided on a highway near Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, on Thursday morning, with the car wedging itself underneath the tanker, police said.
The 33-year-old car driver lost control of the Nissan in heavy rain as he switched from the far left lane to the right one, according to WKRN. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. A freak collision with an 18-wheeler left a car wedged underneath the truck (photo: WKRN).
2. The car’s driver and his two sons somehow managed to survive the freak collision (photo: WKRN).
3. The 33-year-old driver lost control of the Nissan in heavy rain as he switched from the far left lane to the right one (photo: WKRN).
The milk tanker found itself resting on top of the smaller vehicle, wedging it, and its driver didn’t even realize that there was a car underneath his truck until it had dragged it along for a short distance, WKRN reports.
Mt. Juliet Police Lt. Tyler Chandler said:
Initially, it was thought that the tanker was leaking milk, but it was only leaking diesel from its gas tank.
Firefighters managed to plug the leak and Chandler called the accident a “terrifying, mangled mess”.
The unidentified father and his two sons were all taken to the Vanderbilt Emergency Room with non-life threatening injuries, police said.
The driver of the tanker was not injured in the accident.
4. Two children were injured after a car was wedged underneath a tanker on a Tennessee highway.
Read more: WKRN.
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