Truck hits signs, trees, before coming to stop - WNEM TV 5

Truck hits signs, trees, before coming to stop

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SANILAC COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Sheriff’s deputies arrive on an accident scene to find a box truck wedged against a tree, and dangerously unstable due to a ditch bank, with the driver trapped inside.

It happened at 8:15 a.m. on South Sandusky Road (M-19) near Morris Road in Sanilac County’s Watertown Township.

Emergency responders on the scene had to secure the truck first, and then rescue the driver, a 29-year-old Imlay City resident, who was taken to St. Mary’s of Saginaw in critical condition.

Benjamin Lafferty, 22, from Columbus, who was a passenger in the box truck told investigators he was asleep on the way to a job site and woke up when the vehicle first hit several mailboxes and signs. Investigators say the truck then broke a large tree and hit another tree before coming to a stop. Lafferty reported that he couldn’t see what was happening, and jumped out of the passenger side door before the truck hit the final tree. The vehicle was moving slowly at that point and he was treated for minor injuries.

The driver’s name hasn’t been released.

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