A driver made a miracle escape after his automobile was flattened earlier than bursting into flames – as he was left with simply minor accidents.
Dramatic footage reveals a 72ft truck completely crumple a Chevy at an intersection in Steele County, Minnesota, simply after 5.30 am on Tuesday.
Michael Vogel, 63, in his 2020 International Tractor crushed Kirk Ruzek’s Chevy Impala on the crossroads, leaving Ruzek’s automobile in a ball of flames.
Mr Ruzek, 55, informed WTSP he was dashing to get to work and ‘didn’t see the semi’ as he vanished underneath the truck simply earlier than the tractor flipped over and blew up.
The Chevy driver stated the crash jammed all of his doorways shut and he needed to climb out the window by damaged glass.
Both drivers have been left with solely minor injruies (Picture: WTSP)
Kirk Ruzek stated he didn’t see the large lorry heading in direction of him (Picture: WTSP)He additionally recalled two good Samaritans who stopped to assist him simply earlier than emergency providers arrived on the scene.
Mr Ruzek stated: ‘There’s a cause I’m nonetheless right here. I’ve talked to 4 individuals who’ve seen the video they usually stated ‘How come you’re even strolling?’ And I walked away.
‘I’m grateful I’m nonetheless right here.’
According to the incident report, each drivers have been carrying their seatbelts and no alcohol was concerned.
The lorry driver informed WTSP: ‘I didn’t understand, not till it was too late that I’m going to hit him.’
‘I don’t bear in mind the fireplace, however I’ve seen the video from it and the automobile blew up in flames.
‘So I used to be questioning why my left arm had soot all the way in which up from my hand to my shoulder. That was soot from the fireplace, however I didn’t get burned.’
Both drivers have been taken to Owatonna Hospital the place they suffered non-life threatening accidents.
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