UXBRIDGE (CBS) — Uxbridge police were “amazed” that a driver only suffered minor injuries after a crazy crash on Route 146 Tuesday.
According to police, the car hit something and went airborne. When it landed, the car’s brakes did not work. “The vehicle went across the grassy area, and into the North Bound on ramp, sliding completely under this trailer and just about out the other side,” police wrote in a Facebook post.
Uxbridge Fire Chief Tim Dion said the driver, was “very lucky.”
“We believe he hit some debris in the road either a cinder block or a boulder or something of that nature,” Chief Dion said.
The Canadian trucker was chugging down the ramp looking to merge onto Route 146 and told police he barely felt the car jam underneath him. He slammed on his brakes, but by the time he came to a stop, he’d dragged the Ford more than 100 feet.
As a handful of passersby scrambled over, they spotted smoke pouring from the car.
“I believe the truck driver of the tractor-trailer used his extinguisher,” Chief Dion said.
But at the same time the good Samaritans discovered the driver climbing from his now topless car — incredibly under his own power — and they helped.
Although not seriously hurt, he was taken to UMass Memorial where doctors decided to hold him overnight.