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US driver suffers minor injuries after car crushed under truck

Fire officials say the motorist climbed out of the driver’s side door.

A car sits wedged under a truck in Massachusetts (Uxbridge Fire Department/AP)
A car sits wedged under a truck in Massachusetts (Uxbridge Fire Department/AP)

Fire officials say they are amazed that a driver was not seriously hurt when his vehicle slid under a lorry in Massachusetts.

Authorities say the car was on Route 146 in Uxbridge on Tuesday when it hit something in the road and went airborne.

Earlier today, the Uxbridge Fire and Police Departments responded to a motor vehicle accident on Route 146. This...

Posted by Uxbridge Fire Department on Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The brakes did not work, and the car crossed a grassy area onto a highway ramp where it became wedged under the truck.

The car was then dragged “a good distance”, with the roof crushed.

Fire officials say the motorist climbed out of the driver’s side door.

The 61-year-old driver was Ricki Artruc, of Southbridge. He told reporters he is “just glad to be alive”.

The Uxbridge Fire Department posted on Facebook that Mr Artruc was taken to the hospital and is recovering from minor injuries.

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