A motorcyclist was run over by a big rig after he pulled out in front of it in a fit of road rage in Pennsylvania on Wednesday.
The incident happened on June 6th at around 3:15 p.m. in Ontelaunie Township, Pennsylvania.
According to Penn Live, 31-year-old Timothy Hagedorn was traveling through a construction zone on Route 61 near a tanker truck when he made an abrupt lane change in front of the semi truck. Witnesses say the truck driver, 60-year-old Gary Fisher, then immediately applied the brakes, but struck Hagedorn anyway, sending him flying from the motorcycle before eventually getting caught beneath a front wheel of the big rig.
Fisher was eventually able to bring the tractor trailer to a stop and crews spent 20 minutes freeing Hagedorn from beneath the wheel. He was promptly transported to a nearby hospital with serious lower leg injuries and a left arm injury.
As a result of the wreck, the tractor trailer was left blocking both northbound lanes, bringing traffic to a standstill on Route 61.
The area has since been cleared, but officials are still investigating.
It is not yet known if any citations have been issued as a result of the incident, and Hagedorn’s current condition has not been released.