A tractor-trailer cargo spill in Mt. Pleasant left a roadway significantly damaged in June after molten aluminum set the asphalt on fire. Luckily, the driver of the truck escaped unharmed and no other vehicles were involved. Just one short month later, another devastating crash miraculously ended with no loss of life. Truck accidents almost always end with serious injuries or fatalities; these near misses are rare enough to be worth sharing.
A dangerous crash
According to WBIR, “The Morristown Police Department says that Kathy Graves, 48, exited East Morris Boulevard and collided with a logging truck while merging onto 25 East Southbound just after 11 a.m. on Thursday. The impact caused the logs to shift and break the straps holding them in place, according to MPD. A portion of the logs then rolled on top of Graves’ Ford Mustang.”
Miraculously, Graves survived the collision; she was transported to UT Medical center with minor injuries and released a short time later. The WBIR report doesn’t quite capture the severity of the situation, but this picture from the scene of the crash is worth a thousand words: