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WATCH: Motorist’s wrong-way collision with semi caught on traffic cam


A motorist was caught on a traffic camera driving the wrong way on a highway in Cleveland this week. 

The crash happened early on Thursday morning, December 9th on Interstate 90 near East 185. 

In the video, the car can be seen heading the wrong way on the highway for a very short period of time before colliding head-on with an oncoming tractor trailer. The crash destroyed the car and critically injured the motorist. The truck driver was not hurt in the incident. 

Investigators say that the motorist was driving the wrong direction for just over a minute and a half before the collision – a shorter amount of time than a witness spent on the phone with emergency services. 

“I’m on the freeway and, down the road, someone just got on driving the wrong way,” the caller can be heard saying on the emergency phone call. 

The Ohio Department of Transportation says that there have been 80 crashes involving wrong-way drivers with 11 fatalities this year, although this includes drivers on two-way roads that drifted out of their lane. 

Check out the footage of the recent wrong-way crash, below.


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