Good Samaritans saved the life of a trucker trapped inside a burning rig after a collision with another semi truck late Tuesday night.
The accident occurred on June 5th at around 11:55 p.m. in Richmond, Kentucky.
According to WKYT News, two semi trucks were traveling north on Interstate 75 in Madison County near mile marker 90 when, for reasons that are not yet clear, one semi truck rear-ended the first, causing the second rig to burst into flames.
Richmond police, fire working two-semi crash on I-75 northbound (90 mile marker). Police say bystanders pulled driver out of the burning truck. He was taken to UK Hospital with minor injuries. Northbound lanes to be shut down for hours; traffic is moving on median. @WKYT pic.twitter.com/BIEztTEyS8
— Matthew Rand (@MatthewWKYT) June 6, 2018
Witnesses to the crash then quickly jumped into action, pulling the driver from the burning cab, saving him from serious injuries and possibly death.
The unidentified driver was then taken to a nearby hospital with only minor injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.
The northbound lanes of I-75 near mile marker 90 were shut down throughout the night and were reopened this morning but, as of 11:00 a.m., the area was still experiencing major backups.