Trucker clings to roof after floods wash his rig off the road

A truck driver was rescued from some serious floodwaters in Tennessee on Sunday night. 

The flash floods occurred on March 28th near Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 

According to News 4 Nashville, Rutherford County Fire Rescue received a call reporting a stranded truck driver just after rescuing a man and his teenage daughter from their submerged car. Upon receiving the call, crews responded to Sulphur Springs Road to find a semi truck completely submerged in water and the trucker standing on the hood of the rig, holding onto the roof for support. 

Thankfully, crews were able to use a boat to rescue the driver from the floodwaters. The unnamed driver was not injured in the incident. Crews say that the semi truck was washed off the road by the flash flooding as the driver attempted to move through the area. 

The rescue of the truck driver was just the second of five water rescues performed that evening. 

“There were around eight victims retrieved in total,” said a Rutherford County Fire Rescue representative. “No weather-related injuries.”

“Please continue to exercise caution when you encounter areas with standing water. Sometimes it may appear as though you can get through it, but it’s better AND safer to turn around,” advised RCFR Captain John Ingle.