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04/13/06

Driver Seriously Injured After Hitting Tractor-Trailer

Police had to block off part of Dean Forest Road this morning after an SUV hit the back of a tractor-trailer. The accident happened around 9:30am.

Garden City police tell us the tractor-trailer was stopped in the left-hand turn lane when the driver of a Saturn SUV slammed into him. The engine of the SUV then caught on fire. Fortunately, some good Samaritans managed to pull the driver out of the burning car and extinguish the fire.

The 28-year-old driver had serious injuries and was airlifted to Memorial Health for treatment. Police say he was not wearing his seatbelt.

The truck driver was not hurt.

Two lanes of Dean Forest Road were shut down while rescue crews cleaned up the area. Police are still investigating.

Reported by: Melanie Ruberti, mruberti@wtoc.com

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