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Tractor-Trailer Driver: I Used 8 Of My 9 Lives In Route 128 Crash

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WALTHAM (CBS) — The driver of a tractor-trailer that went through a guard rail and into a creek tells WBZ-TV he was cut off prior to the crash.

The tractor-trailer went through a guardrail into the woods off Route 128 south in Waltham. (WBZ-TV)

The tractor-trailer went through a guardrail into the woods off Route 128 south in Waltham. (WBZ-TV)

The crash happened before 5 a.m. Wednesday on the Route 20 ramp to 128 south. No injuries were reported.

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Eddie Lukas, of Chicopee, a trucker for 12 years, tells WBZ-TV he had already unloaded half a truckload of food in Woburn and was headed to Sharon to pick up more.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope reports

“Somebody cut me off and I made an abrupt movement, I’m the one it happens to,” Lukas said. “I looked straight and all I saw was the guard rail and I didn’t know what was on the other side.”

Lukas said the driver who cut him off, took off from the scene.

After the crash Lukas told WBZ-TV, he feels like he has used eight of his 9 lives.

The ramp to Route 128 remained closed for several hours as police removed the truck.

Crews put a boom in place to contain a fuel leak in the creek.

There’s no word on whether anyone will be cited in the crash.

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