A truck driver was rescued by boat on Wednesday after failing to obey a stop sign, sending him careening into a pond.
The accident happened at around 6:00 a.m. on October 10th in Union County, Ohio.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 2007 Kenworth truck ran a stop sign on Jerome Road, causing an oncoming pickup truck traveling north on Route 42 to crash into the rig. The force of the impact sent the big rig skidding into a nearby pond, submerging most of the rig in the shallow pond.
The 52-year-old truck driver, Randy C. Mayabb, was able to climb out of the cab and onto the roof as he awaited emergency help. He was soon rescued by firefighters with a small Marysville Fire Department boat, reported The Colombus Dispatch.
Both the motorist and truck driver were taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Route 42 was shut down for nearly three hours as crews worked to clear the wrecked pickup and remove the rig from the water. The roadway has since been reopened.
It is not clear if any citations were issued as a result of the incident.