Explosion after dump truck crashes into DOT vehicle
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GREEN, Ohio – Two people were seriously injured when a dump truck collided with a Department of Transportation vehicle Thursday morning. An explosion happened when the vehicles collided engulfing both vehicles in flames.
At the moment of impact, a giant fireball can be seen as both vehicles became engulfed in flames.
Deputies were able to save the drivers from their burning vehicles.
Both were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
Neither driver has been identified.
The sheriff’s office reported that both drivers were transported with life-threatening injuries but ODOT released a statement Thursday afternoon which said that the ODOT employee involved in the accident was suffering from serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
ODOT released a statement Thursday afternoon:
“Early today, an ODOT District 4 Highway Technician was struck alongside Interstate 77 in the City of Green. He was transported to a local hospital and is currently being treated with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. We are extremely fortunate he is alive as this could have had a much different outcome. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.”
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