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Motorist walks away from high speed crash underneath big rig that utterly demolished his pickup truck

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A motorist somehow survived a rear-end crash with a semi truck that occurred near a South Carolina rest area on Wednesday.

The crash happened around 7:15 p.m. on March 22 in on I-94 north at mile marker 47 Colleton County, South Carolina.

Colleton County Fire-Rescue reports that a Florida man in a Toyota pickup was traveling northbound in the median side lane when traffic began to stop, due to construction near the 48 mile marker. 

The pickup driver swerved across both lanes toward the shoulder and then crashed into the rear of a slowing semi truck, causing the pickup to drive under the trailer.

“The collision caused heavy damage to the small pickup truck which stopped in the breakdown lane. The entire driver’s side of the pickup truck was torn away in the crash,” firefighters said.

The pickup driver was wearing a seatbelt and “immediately exited the damaged truck.”

First responder soon arrived and provided medical treatment on the scene, but the pickup driver declined to be transported to the hospital.

The truck driver was not hurt.

The crash is under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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