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Big rig bounces into river

Big rig bounces into river
This US Foods truck sits in the Santiam River in rural Oregon Monday after leaving the roadway. (Courtesy: Idanha-Detroit Rural Fire Department)

RURAL OREGON — A US Foods truck hauling tandem trailers ended up in the middle of the Santiam River in Oregon on Monday after leaving Highway 22 near milepost 71.

According to the Idanha-Detroit Rural Fire Department, the accident happened at approximately 7:20 a.m.

Officials said the truck driver exited the cab on his own, making it across the swift current with the help of two firefighters, some good Samaritans and a rope.

He was transported to the hospital with only minor injuries.

Officials said that the truck’s trailers were empty, and there were no reports of fuel or any other liquids from the 18-wheeler leaking into the river.

A cause of the accident was not given.

 

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Big rig bounces into river

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Good stories are always great to read about us drivers out here keeping our country moving and supplied. Yet it seems so bluntly put that everyone is out to make us look bad . I think editorials should be more focused on the companies the driver works for. What’s really going on behind what’s seen and all the wrong we encounter on a daily basis. With that said thanks for the reads you provide us. Some ok some not ok, good day.

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