A big platform bounces in the river
OREGON RURAL – A US Foods truck carrying tandem trailers found its way in the middle of the Santiam River in Oregon on Monday after exiting Highway 22 near milepost 71.
According to the Idanha-Detroit Rural Fire Department, the crash happened around 7:20 a.m.
Officials said the truck driver got out of the cab on his own, crossing the swift current with the help of two firefighters, Good Samaritans and a rope.
He was taken to hospital with only minor injuries.
Officials said the truck’s trailers were empty and there were no reports of fuel or other fluids leaking from the 18-wheeler into the river.
A cause of the accident was not given.
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