Semi Takes Hyundai Driver On A Scary Ride On I-69

Semi Takes Hyundai Driver On A Scary Ride On I-69

An Arkansas trucker accidentally took a motorist on a terrifying ride on I-69 in Liberty County, Texas, yesterday.

Trucker Thought He Blew Out A Steer Tire

Driver Russell Neal II was headed north in a Peterbilt flatbed across the East Fork San Jacinto River on I-69 around 1 p.m. when he felt a bump. He saw smoke and believed that his truck had blown out a steer tire, so he stopped as soon as he could when he got off the bridge.

As soon as he got out of the truck, however, he saw a silver Hyundai Sonata crunched against his front grill.

Car Driver Survives Crash

All four tires on the Sonata were blown out and there was significant damage to the body of the vehicle, but the 25 year old driver, Erin Reynolds, was not hurt.

As for how the crash happened, Reynolds said that she “blinked and then all of a sudden had a semi grill in my driver’s side window.”

Reynolds said, “All I could think to do was pray and to hope that I wasn’t going to roll, because I figured if I rolled I was going to be in trouble. I don’t think it’s every day you see the grill of a semi in your driver’s side window that close.

Children’s Books May Have Kept Car From Rolling Over

Reynolds sells children’s books and says that she believes that the weight of the books she had in the vehicle at the time kept the car from rolling. 

Neal said that he couldn’t see the car over the nose of his truck.

No charges have been filed.

Sources:
KHOU
CW 39