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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.

8 comments

  • miriam

    When I came up on the scene all I could do was scream…God is magnificent. ..it’s a miracle the driver is not dead…it made me look at my own life at a different light…glad the drivers of both be vehicles are ok

    • Mark

      Watching the door open and the lady get out was breath taking. Was amazed seeing her walk across the road

    • Brooke

      I was the same way coming up on that scene I just knew the driver would be gone. God is GOOD!! He was definately watching out for this girl. Hopefully her dog is ok!!

  • Morgan Viscarra

    Please for anyone living in the area, the driver lost her dog named Bentley. The dog got scared and left the scene. The dog is a small white /grey havenese puppy. He could be hurt or trying to make his way back please help us find him. He does have a tag with the drivers phone number thank you

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