A motorist who crashed her car off of I-95 in Massachusetts wasn’t found for several hours after the crash — and likely would not have been found at all if not for an eagle-eyed truck driver passing by.
The incident began early on Monday, June 18, when a 24 year old Massachusetts woman lost control of her car near the Salisbury rest area, crashing off of southbound I-95 into a wooded area beside the interstate, according to NBC Boston.
The woman was seriously injured in the crash and unable to call for help.
— Salisbury Police (@SalisburyPolice) June 19, 2018
Investigators believe that she may have been out in the wooded area for as many as 12 hours before a passing truck driver spotted her mangled vehicle in the woods. The trucker then contacted MassDOT crew members, who in turn called 911.
Around 1 p.m., rescue crews found the injured woman alert and conscious outside of her crashed car. Salisbury Fire Chief Scott Carrigan said, “The person was in the woods for a significant amount of time. Because of the location, it was hard to spot.”
The woman was taken by helicopter to a nearby hospital for treatment of her injuries.
The woman’s neighbor Tracy Tremblay was thankful for the alert trucker and his actions: “It’s awful. She is lucky. And I’m thankful for that truck driver that found her.”