This could have been a catastrophic accident.

Had the tractor trailer barreling down the exit ramp been a few more inches to the right, it could have crushed the SUV in its path instead of side-swiping it. Had it come a few seconds later, it could have plowed into crossing traffic. And had it toppled a few more feet, a gas station could have been a fireball.

By sheer luck, none of those scenarios occurred Thursday afternoon.

No one was injured in the accident, which occurred off an Interstate 77 exit ramp in Akron, Ohio, when the semi careened out of control and toppled into a Marathon Oil gas station pump on Waterloo Road. Surveillance video (see above) captured the entire incident.

The worst injury? A passenger in the truck cut her foot on glass from the shattered windshield when exiting the vehicle, according to ABC15 News. The driver told police the load shifted in the truck, causing him to lose control.



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      dsecluded
      • 2 Years Ago
      when they start paying good wages you'll get better drivers
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh thank god the attendants turned off the pumps as soon as they saw what happened.... oh wait no, they didn’t. Instead they freaked out, disregarded everyone’s safety, and ran out of the gas station; putting the people there and in the surrounding homes lives at risk just to save themselves. I think after these people are fired marathon should do a safety stand down with their employees.
        sylvabugg2
        • 2 Years Ago
        Not everyone reacts the same in a crisis. Can you honestly say you would not have been freaked out by that? I do agree that at least one of them could have had the sense to pick up the phone call call 911.
      rkeeeballs
      • 2 Years Ago
      Residential streets....Hmmm ? I have driven trucks for years....this driver was/is a complete IDIOT !
      mnkydk
      • 2 Years Ago
      OH MY GOD! everyone is so lucky
      Hello Joe
      • 2 Years Ago
      The load shifted because he was going to fast. I do this for a living and this guy was going way to fast when he exited and way to fast for the turn. He knows this was on him but typicaly he wants to shurk responsibility.
      pmac
      • 2 Years Ago
      Has no one else realized the truly amazing thing about this video?? That gas pump and truck could have blown sky high, but the driver of the van and a station attendant immediately tried to help the driver. Amazing!
        themechanicsix
        • 2 Years Ago
        @pmac
        Have you ever seen or heard of one of these DIESEL trucks OR a Gas station blowing "Sky High" ? Too much TV for you... youre cut off.
          sstevemanning
          • 2 Years Ago
          @themechanicsix
          yes there are cut offs but yes i have seen it twice in matter of fact if you dont beleive me look this up in fort worth tx i tanker was hit by a drunk driver going the wrong way on I30 and was blown up and burned so hot it melted the truck and part of the bridge it happened on another one i have seen was in a truck stop where the drivers fuel line was leaking and some way some how it blew that was at the pilot truck stop just north of la off of 15 how ever i do agree t.v. dose make things bigger then what they realy are
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      rickcraft55
      • 2 Years Ago
      wow glad no one was hurt. I'm sure some underwear was thrown away.
      themechanicsix
      • 2 Years Ago
      Even if he took out a gas pump or two NOTHING would have happened. No Hollywood style explosions. There is a shut off valve at the bottom of the pump. Ive seen these things taken out a few times and there is no gasoline spillage. Too much TV for most of you.
      Paula Larson
      • 2 Years Ago
      The driver said his load shifted and he lost control of his truck. Yup, his load sure did shift !
      John Paul
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's so awesome how fast people will instinctively jump into action to help complete strangers in an emergency.
      nookiebuns
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh Lordie, would I be running too.......doesn't show if the gas pumps explode, looks like that semi was driving a little toooooooooo fast for that turn....what a scary site.......
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