Watch a semi plunge off a New Mexico interstate overpass

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  1. truckaholic001

    truckaholic001 Light Load Member

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    Watch a semi plunge off a New Mexico interstate overpass

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    Cameras were rolling today when a semi truck took a terrifying tumble off of an interstate overpass onto the roadway below.

    The crash occurred around 11:05 a.m. on Tuesday, January 28, in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

    New Mexico State Police say that a semi truck traveling east on I-10 struck a light pole in the median, causing the 68 year old truck driver to lose control and drive off of the interstate overpass onto Avenida de Mesilla below.

    The Las Cruces Bulletin
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    Law enforcement officers pitched in to guide traffic, clean up diesel fuel and detritus from under the I-10/Avenida de Mesilla bridge where a semi truck landed this morning after hitting a light pole on the highway and dropping down onto the road below. According to state police, the 68 year old driver was transported to an area hospital with injuries. (Jan. 28)

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    No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

    The truck driver was taken to the hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown at this time.

    Security cameras captured video of the crash, which you can view below.

    Watch a Semi drive off the I-10 freeway overpass
     
  2. Mike250rs

    Mike250rs Medium Load Member

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    Wonder if it was a medial thing.. hellova ride. Hope for a speedy recovery
     
  3. buddyd157

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    wow, i hope he was buckled up.
     
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  4. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    You mean like fooling with social medial while driving?
     
  6. Mike250rs

    Mike250rs Medium Load Member

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    Don't know of many 68 y/o that can operate a smartphone
     
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  8. Dave_in_AZ

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    Me
     
  9. blairandgretchen

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    Lies - your cats operate the smart phone at your behest.
     
  10. Mike250rs

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