A cement truck driver is lucky to be alive after he was ejected after crashing on an exit ramp in New Orleans, Louisiana.
— FOX 8 New Orleans (@FOX8NOLA) January 5, 2018
Truck Driver Survives 40 Foot Fall Off Exit Ramp
The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. on the Airline Drive exit on westbound I-10. According to early reports from New Orleans EMS, the 29 year old truck driver was hauling a full load of cement when he is believed to have crashed into a guardrail, causing the truck to overturn.
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During the crash, the cement mixer detached from the rest of the truck and fell approximately 40 feet to the ground below.
The truck driver was ejected from the cab during the crash and also fell around 40 feet to the ground. According to New Orleans EMS, the truck driver “appeared to have” landed in the wet cement that spilled from his own truck.
Driver of concrete truck transported to trauma center after being ejected onto ground level from I-10 exit ramp. pic.twitter.com/J3LswNwG1s
— New Orleans EMS (@NewOrleansEMS) January 5, 2018
Authorities say that the truck driver survived and was transported to the hospital. He was said to have been alert and talking and is expected to be okay.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.