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Trucker, passenger bail out before truck slides down side of mountain 


No one was seriously hurt after a semi truck struck a car on a snowy mountain road in California on Wednesday. 

The accident happened on November 3rd at around 6:12 p.m. in South Lake Tahoe, California. 

According to South Tahoe Now, a semi truck was traveling north along a snowy SR89 without chains and was heading down towards Eagle Falls when it encountered a stalled vehicle facing south in the northbound lane. The trucker attempted to brake on the snowy road but the rig began to slide. 

The truck then struck the disabled car, and the two occupants in the truck jumped out. The truck then overturned, hit the car again, and kept sliding down the embankment at Eagle Falls. The truck slid approximately 60 feet down the mountain before coming to a stop.

Thankfully, no one was hurt in the incident. The truck was hauling 20,000 pounds of Starbucks products at the time of the wreck. Recovery efforts were still underway as of Friday morning.


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