Chief: Man critically injured after pickup goes under parked truck trailer

UPDATE @ 10:45 p.m.:

It took crews nearly an hour Thursday night to free a man from the wreckage after he crashed his pickup truck into a stationary truck trailer on a residential street.

“We found a full-size Chevy pickup truck that went completely under a trailer that had no tractor attached to it … that truck went up and underneath and the edge of the trailer was up on the driver’s chest,” Bethel Twp. Fire Chief Jacob King said.

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The crash was reported around 8:20 p.m. in the 30 block of Walnut Road. The victim, a driver in his 60s, was inside the cab of his pickup that was under the trailer.

“It’s very shocking to see,” he said.

There is a sharp curve less than 100 yards away, so the chief said it was surprising there would be enough speed or momentum for that amount of damage.

The driver, whose name was not released, was taken to Miami Valley Hospital suffering from critical injuries, King said.

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He is expected to be ticketed for failure to control, a trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Springfield Post said.

The crash remains under investigation.


Crews are working to free a man trapped tonight after a vehicle struck a semi.

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The crash was reported at 8:20 p.m. in the 30 block of Walnut Road in Bethel Twp., according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Springfield Post.

According to initial reports, a pickup truck struck a semi that was parked. A man was trapped under the trailer.

In addition to Bethel Twp., Wright-Patt and New Carlisle fire crews were requested to respond.

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