A Milwaukee driver is lucky to be alive after his car plunged off of a 70 foot ramp and landed upright on its wheels early Saturday morning.
Video capturing the accident shows a red pickup truck traveling on I-94 at the Zoo Interchange before it hits a snowbank and flips over a barrier wall. The truck then torpedoes down to a highway below.
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The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office said that upon arrival, the truck was upright and that “two citizens were on the scene providing aid to the lone occupant.” (RELATED: Father In Jail After His 4-Month-Old Baby Dies From Injuries Likened To A ‘High Speed’ Crash)
traffic. When deputies arrived, they found the red pickup upright in the right distress lane of the westbound I-94 lanes. Two citizens were on the scene providing aid to the lone occupant. The driver was conscious and breathing and
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The sheriff’s office said the driver was in stable condition when officers arrived on the scene.
“The driver was conscious and breathing and did not show signs of impairment.”
While the driver’s identity has not been released, the driver’s sister told WISN 12 that he had a long recovery ahead of him and posted to Facebook that he suffered from a broken back, neck and legs.
A preliminary investigation revealed the drive lost control of his vehicle, according to police.
County officials told WISN 12 that they try to remove snow from roadway shoulders as soon as possible to avoid crashes like the one that occurred Saturday.
“The biggest risk with that is the melting and freezing creates sort of a ramp, a natural ramp,” Milwaukee County’s Director of Highways and Maintenance Eddie Santiago told the outlet.