Miracle escape for driver after truck flattens car on icy motorway

Details of the ‘significant entrapment' were shared by the fire department of Bethel Township in Ohio, USA.

A driver involved in a crash with a truck had a miraculous escape on Sunday after their car was almost completely crushed against a motorway’s central reservation.

The fire department for Bethel Township in Ohio in the United States, shared images of the incident, which they described as a “significant entrapment”, after an accident in heavy snow on the I-70 highway.

Pictures show the rear of the car lofted high into the air while the roof, including the area where passengers and driver would be seated, was almost flattened between the truck and concrete wall.

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No one was seriously injured (Lt Jimmy Carpenter/Bethel Township Fire Department via AP)

“There were no serious injuries and weather did play a significant role in the crash,” the fire department reported in a later post.

Local media said the driver was taken to hospital but is expected to be OK.

Many on Facebook questioned how the motorist had made it out of the crash alive.

The car came to rest between a concrete barrier and a semi-trailer
The car came to rest between a concrete barrier and a semi-trailer (Lt Jimmy Carpenter/Bethel Township Fire Department via AP)

The fire department’s Facebook post detailing the crash has been shared nearly 40,000 times.

Hundreds of people discussed it in the comments, with many urging fellow drivers to be careful in icy weather.

Crews assisted Enon with a Significant Entrapment on I-70.

Posted by Bethel Township Fire Department Clark County Ohio on Sunday, February 10, 2019

“Somebody had their guardian angel working overtime,” wrote one person.

Another said his wife had driven past the crash and “watched at least one man crawl out of the Chevy Cruze”.

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