Car gets stuck under tractor-trailer on I-85 in Davidson County

A car’s driver was hospitalized with minor injuries after the car got stuck underneath a tractor-trailer Saturday afternoon in Davidson County.

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Authorities said a woman was hospitalized after her car got stuck underneath a tractor-trailer Saturday afternoon in Davidson County.

Troopers said it happened around 1:15 p.m. on I-85 northbound between mile markers 93 and 94.

The 26-year-old female driver from Maryland was taken to Lexington Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said. Her injuries were described as mostly cuts and an abrasion.

The 2008 Mazda 3 and the tractor-trailer were both headed north. Troopers said the car was in the far left lane and the truck was in the far right lane.

The driver of the Mazda swerved to the right and went underneath the trailer of the truck, according to troopers. The driver of Mazda has been cited for failure to maintain its lane.

The crash closed two lanes of 1-85 north for about an hour. The truck driver was not injured.

Various agencies responded to the scene including Central Fire Department in Lexington, South Lexington Fire Department, Davidson County Rescue and Davidson County EMS.

The tractor-trailer was owned by Scorpio Transportation Services and was hauling watermelons, according to troopers.