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A pickup truck driver miraculously survived a 70-foot plunge off a Wisconsin exit ramp, shocking new video shows.
Footage of the startling Saturday morning single-vehicle crash in Milwaukee shows a red pickup plowing into a snowbank before going over a barrier wall.
A camera operated by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation captured the crash after the driver apparently lost control of his truck, which was found upright by responding deputies from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, WISN reported.
Two other drivers came to the man’s aid following the wreck on west I-94 just east of Interstate 41 in the Zoo Interchange.
He was conscious and investigators said he did not show signs of impairment, the station reported.
The man was taken to a hospital by Milwaukee firefighters to be evaluated, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
A preliminary investigation reportedly revealed the male driver lost control while on a ramp from westbound I-94 to southbound I-41, ultimately falling into the westbound I-94 distress lane.
An update on the driver’s condition was not available Monday, the newspaper reported.
A message seeking comment from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office was not immediately returned early Tuesday.
County officials, meanwhile, said they try to remove snow from roadway shoulders as quickly as possible to avoid such crashes.
“The biggest risk with that is the melting and the freezing creates sort of a ramp, a natural ramp,” Milwaukee County director of highways and maintenance Eddie Santiago told WISN.
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