A motorist who failed to yield to a truck paid the price and was dragged 200 feet under the truck yesterday.
Motorist Pinned Under Truck After Failure To Yield
Just got this pic from Morganton News Herald of a bad crash in Burke County. pic.twitter.com/zobNS74BID
— Dave Faherty (@FahertyWSOC9) July 27, 2016
The crash happened at 3:30 p.m. in Burke County, North Carolina. Police say that 22-year-old motorist Forrest Rich pulled his car out in front of a semi and wound up being dragged nearly 200 feet under the truck’s trailer.
One lucky driver in Burke co! 22-year-old pulled into path of tractor-trailer…. car dragged 200 feet..driver ok pic.twitter.com/11WOXF8EBZ
— Steve Ohnesorge WBTV (@WBTVSteveO) July 27, 2016
Rich was pinned inside the vehicle and firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to extract him.
— WBTV News (@WBTV_News) July 27, 2016
Lucky Motorist Walks Away With No Major Injuries
Unbelievably, Rich had no serious injuries and was taken to the hospital only as a precaution.
Police charged Rich with failure to yield. The results of a drug test are pending.