In Video: Truck plunges 70 feet off motorway

 

By Press Association 2021

A pick-up truck falls from an elevated highway in Milwaukee

A US driver has said he feels thankful to be alive after his pick-up truck plunged 70 feet from an elevated motorway onto a road below. Richard Lee Oliver told ABC’s Good Morning America he was on his way to his mother’s house when his truck hit snow on a flyover near Milwaukee. The crash was caught on a Wisconsin Department of Transportation traffic camera.

Mr Oliver said: “There was just too much snow on the side of the road that once the tyres got into like two feet of snow there’s no controlling a vehicle of any kind.”

He was taken to hospital with a broken back and a broken leg, among other injuries.

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