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Dothan Morning Wreck

Dothan police and Fire Rescue crews pulled a driver out of a truck Monday morning after he smashed into the rear of an 18-wheeler.

Driver was pinned in the cab of the truck for about 40 minutes.

Fortunately, officials say there were no apparent serious injuries to neither driver of the truck nor the driver of the big rig.

But the wreck did sent the cab of the tractor trailer truck into a creek just off the highway.

Fluid spilled into the water, but was quickly taken under control by the Dothan Fire Department hazardous material and dive team.

Traffic, meanwhile, was diverted into the two lanes on the southbound side of the road until the roadway was safe for travel.

“We were expecting serious to critical injuries. However, the drive is so fortunate that he was able to escape this without, apparently without, any life threatening injuries at this point. Of course, we'll continue to follow up through the day to check on his condition," says Captain Chris Etheredge, Dothan Fire Department.

"He's alive and he was talking. But they have taken him to the hospital. The other driver is out and around, so that's a good thing," says Thomas Davis, Dothan Police Department.

The official cause of the wreck is still under investigation.


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