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A 46-year-old woman has escaped with only minor injuries after an 18-wheeler truck ran over her car and crushed it.
According to reports, the woman was inside her Nissan Altima yesterday (16 November) when the truck failed to stop behind her on the Skagit River Bridge, in Mount Vernon, Washington.
There's really not a word to describe this collision. Miraculously believed to be minor injuries. The car was struck from behind, folded the car in half, and semi came to rest on top of the car. In my 14 year career, I have never seen anything like it. https://t.co/iUsSNIhHYV pic.twitter.com/EPGI70s3Um
- Trooper Rocky Oliphant (@wspd7pio) November 16, 2021
It's believed the truck pushed the Nissan into another truck which caused it to fold with the semi-truck going over it.
State Trooper Rocky Oliphant tweeted saying: "There's really not a word to describe this collision. Miraculously believed to be minor injuries.
"The car was struck from behind, folded the car in half, and semi came to rest on top of the car.
"In my 14 year career, I have never seen anything like it."
Speaking to Fox 13, Oliphant said: "We had a semi-truck rear-end a small passenger vehicle.
"The impact was so significant it folded the back end of the car over on to the rear compartment.
"When troopers arrived, we could still hear a person inside the car.
"That person was able to get out of the car and walk out themselves.
"It is beyond words to describe how somebody was able to walk away from that car."
The MailOnline reported that police had to bring a tow truck to remove the semi truck from the top of the car with the woman still inside.
The rescue comes after a week of heavy rainfall and high winds which caused extensive flooding and mudslides.
Officials in Sumas, Washington said on Facebook yesterday that hundreds of people had been evacuated and estimated that 75 percent of homes had water damage.
They said in the Facebook post: "These families and businesses need our prayers and support as we start the process of clean-up and rebuilding over the next few days."
Across the border, the body of a woman was recovered from a landslide north-east of Vancouver, British Columbia, near Lillooet that was triggered by record rainfall.
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