Truck driver pulled to safety after crash leaves vehicle dangling over bridge across Ohio River

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The driver of a semi-truck was pulled to information Friday by firefighters pursuing a clang that near nan conveyance dangling complete a span crossed nan Ohio River.

The three-vehicle clang connected nan George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge connecting Louisville, Kentucky to confederate Indiana was reported astir noon, Louisville Fire Chief Brian O’Neill said during a news conference. One different personification progressive successful nan clang was instantly taken to nan infirmary and crews group up to rescue nan motortruck driver from nan cab.


A semi-truck dangles complete nan southbound lane of nan Second Street Bridge successful Louisville, Ky., connected March 1.A semi-truck dangles complete nan southbound lane of nan Second Street Bridge successful Louisville, Ky., connected March 1.Matt Stone / USA Today Network

It took astir 40 minutes to group up a statement strategy and get personification fresh to rappel down to nan cab and hook nan driver up to a information harness and bring her retired safely, O’Neill said. She was taken to nan infirmary arsenic a precaution.

“They train for this type of worldly each nan time,” he said astir nan rescue company. “This is very overmuch a worst lawsuit scenario.”

Firefighters were prepared and nan cognition went smoothly because of their training, he said.

“These were immoderate superior heroes here,” he said. “This was immoderate really professional, good practiced, good trained stuff. They sewage correct retired there, sewage correct to her.”

Louisville Metro Police are investigating nan clang and said nan span remained closed Friday day successful some directions.

A information inspection of nan span will beryllium conducted aft each vehicles are removed, nan Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said.

The Associated Press

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