November 18, 2021 – First responders awaited the worst when they arrived at a wreck site on I-5 in Washington state.
A tractor trailer ended a 2015 Nissan Altima on the Skagit River Bridge near Mount Vernon on Tuesday afternoon. The impact folded the car in half, leaving it flat under the truck’s wheels.
“There is no way anyone survived,” said witness Mike DeWitt, according to the KTRK television station.
But one officer got a surprise as he approached the wreck, said State Trooper Rocky Oliphant.
“He went up, walked around the car and heard ‘Help!’ and he said, ‘Oh my god,’ “said Oliphant.
A tow truck lifted the front wheels of the tractor unit from the car, and the 46-year-old driver crawled out of a gap where the passenger window used to be.
She walked out of the mutilated car on her own, KRTK reported
“There’s really no word to describe this collision,” tweeted Oliphant. “Miraculously assumed that the injuries were minor. The car was hit from behind, folded the car in half, and came to rest on the car. I’ve never seen anything like it in my 14-year career. “
The woman only had pain in her head and ribs, said the soldiers. The saddle driver was quoted for following too closely.