Semitrailer pushes car quarter-mile down I-75 NB

I-75 North near Dryden Road Wednesday Sept. 21, 2016. (Marshall Gorby/Staff)
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I-75 North near Dryden Road Wednesday Sept. 21, 2016. (Marshall Gorby/Staff)

A woman was trembling but otherwise OK after walking away from a crash with a semitrailer today on I-75 North.

Police tell us the semitrailer made an improper lane change and clipped a car.

The car turned sideways against the front of the semitrailer’s grill. The semitrailer then pushed the car for an estimated quarter mile before it came to a stop on the right side of the highway near Dryden Road.

Luckily no one was seriously hurt.

The driver of the car, a woman, did not suffer any visible injuries but was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Before being loaded into the life squad, the woman told our photographer at the scene, “I thought I was dead.”

Police said the semi driver was cited in the incident.