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Dump truck driver rescued after getting wedged under Indiana bridge


Firefighters were able to help a dump truck driver to safety following a bridge strike that left him suspended in the air on Tuesday afternoon.

The incident occurred around noon on Tuesday, July 12, on 191st Street under the southbound US 31 bridge in Westfield, Indiana, according to the Westfield Fire Department.

Images shared by firefighters show the raised dump bed wedged between the bridge and the roadway below with the cab of the truck suspended in the air.

Firefighters were able to help the dump truck driver out of the elevated cab without any major injuries.

The Indiana Department of Transportation will inspect the bridge for damage.

The cause of the bridge strike is under investigation.


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