Trucker survives 30-foot drop onto railroad tracks following crash with high-speed motorist

“Seat belts man, seat belts save lives,” said an officer who responded to the incident.

A truck driver survived a serious fall after a crash off an overpass in Ohio last night.

The accident happened on July 9th in Moraine, Ohio on Interstate 75 north at approximately 8:55p.m.

According to WHIO News, a car was speeding down I 75 North when it lost control and drove underneath a moving semi truck. The collision forced the semi truck through a guardrail and separated the cab from the trailer, sending both the cab and truck driver plummeting off the overpass while the trailer remained on the interstate, teetering over the edge. 

“It sounded like a plane crash… like a 10-minute skid,” said Harold Holdren, who was on his porch, eating a meal, half a mile away when the crash happened. “It’s pretty horrifying to look at.”

“It does not look survivable,” Holdren continued. “It’s a 30-foot drop.”

Miraculously, both the truck driver and the motorist survived the accident and are expected to make full recoveries. Police say both truck driver and motorist were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, which likely saved their lives. 

“Seat belts man, seat belts save lives,” said Sergeant Chris Selby, who responded to the crash. 

“If either party had not been wearing their seat belts, this would be a completely different outcome.”

It is not yet known if citations have been issued in response to the incident.