A truck driver went off road Tuesday after a bird flew into the cab of his semi truck, causing the him to lose control and overturn.
The accident happened on July 10th at around 9:08 a.m. in Lyon County, Kansas.
According to a report from Lyon County Deputy Justin Carr, the accident went as follows:
“David Plant Jr. of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was driving a 2014 Freightliner with a 53-food [sic] box trailer, east on Highway 56. Plant became distracted by a bird that flew into the cab of the truck. Plant drifted off the highway into the south ditch, causing his truck to overturn. The trailer was loaded with miscellaneous merchandise for Target.”
The rig was damaged in the incident and Plant was transported to a nearby hospital with non life threatening injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.
Highway 56 was blocked for over three hours as crews worked to right the overturned rig, but the roadway has since been cleared and reopened.
The incident is still under investigation.
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— Emporia Gazette (@emporiagazette) July 10, 2018