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Video Shows First Responders Rescuing Semi-Truck Driver From Vehicle Dangling Off Bridge

Video shows first responders extricating a semi-truck driver from his vehicle after it was dangling from a bridge that spans two states Friday.

First responders descended on the driver around 12:30 p.m. and pulled him from the semi-truck, which was hanging over the Second Street Bridge, which connects southern Indiana to Louisville, Kentucky. Kou 11 report.

The Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) confirmed that the driver was safely extricated from the vehicle's cab, the newspaper reported. The bridge, also known as the Clark Memorial Bridge, was reportedly closed due to the incident, according to LMPD.

The video appears to show a Cisco semi-truck. A Cisco spokesperson issued a statement shortly after the driver was rescued, KHOU 11 reported. (Related: 8 people stranded dangling above gorge on cable car were rescued by rescuers)

“Cisco is extremely grateful to the rescue teams and law enforcement who quickly and safely resolved the Clark Memorial Bridge accident today. We are grateful that our Cisco colleague is safe and sound. , we would like to thank the first responders for their courageous efforts to rescue the driver. Safety is our top priority at Sysco and we are cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation,” a Sysco spokesperson said. is reported to have said.

The vehicle remains dangling from the bridge, KHOU 11 reports. The cause of the crash is reportedly unknown. Two more vehicles were involved in the accident, the newspaper said. One person is reportedly hospitalized.

This is not the first time emergency workers have saved the life of a truck driver who was trapped dangling from a bridge. In May 2023, a truck driver and his son were killed in a tractor-trailer hanging on a section of Interstate 44 when their vehicle struck a guardrail and was trapped inside, KOCO reported. He was rescued after being trapped.

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