• Aug 21st 2013 at 12:45PM
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The driver of a pickup truck caught on video flying off a bridge embankment should recover from his injuries, the Lansing State Journal is reporting.

The video was taken by Alexandria Stack, a student from Western Michigan University, who told AOL Autos she was driving to Kalamazoo for dance team practice when she noticed something was wrong. Driving with the windows down, she felt grass hit her arm, and she heard a truck next to her driving in the grassy median.

"I thought it was just a car being stupid trying to get to the other side of the highway without getting off on an exit," she said. So she whipped out her phone. As she was trying to get the Vine video app open, she noticed the truck was hitting signs and getting some air when it hit bumps.

She got six seconds of video (taken while driving), and caught the dramatic ending: The truck, looking like something out of the Dukes of Hazard, flies off the median and into a creek below.

Stack said she got off at the next exit, and called police to tell them what had happened. But she told a reporter from TV station WZZM that she called her mom first, and then police.

"It was the most terrifying thing I had ever seen," she said.

The Lansing State Journal said the driver of the truck, 58-year-old Mark Moerland, suffered some kind of medical issue before the crash. He's in stable condition, but suffered a broken leg, a dislocated ankle, and a lower back fracture.

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      wow i was fartin when i ceen that their one , goolie-G
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      Neither person should be able to drive for the rest of their lives!!
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      They should add a < shape gardrail in the middle of these bridges, We had someone here that was killed about the exact same way, He hit the dirt ramp, then up in the air the same way and his ride landed on its top, crushing him, and killing him, These section of HWY are the most dangerous of all and need to be fixed by a tall guard rail in this < shape or add some sort of strong cable wire net. a cable net would work best I think. that would save many lives.
      • 1 Year Ago
      He didn't even spill his beer!
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      If he wasnt pulling that trailer, I think he would have cleared that opening..
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        Hell yeah he would've! I've always wanted to try that, this guys my hero!
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      Is this a case where the phone is smarter than the owner?
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      Improperly loaded trailers at high speed are often the cause for loss of control crashes....and the worst thing a driver can do when it starts swerving back and forth is to slam on the brakes.
      Melissa !
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      holy cow.. that is crazy.... glad he is okay!
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      And there's one of the things wrong with this day and age...this young woman sees a vehicle being operated erratically and unsafely...is her first thought to dial 911? Nooooo...she wants video... Then, after the truck wrecks, does she dial 911? Well...eventually...after she pull off at the next exit...and calls her mom... Girl...if that driver had been having a heart attack, if there had been a fire, if any of a hundred possibilities had actually happened, your need to get video and talk about it could have cost a life. You shouldn't be here, getting attention for the video you captured...if you're on the news at all, it should be to hold you up as an example of what NOT to do in such a situation.
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        Nothing new. On Oct. 17, 1989, in the direct aftermath of the Loma Prieta earthquake (San Francisco quake according to the press), I got to my co- rented house in Santa Cruz to find several self absorbed 'student' housemates and their friends on the phone calling everyone they knew to regale them with lengthy tales of their exciting day. I informed them that telephone lines were to be left open for emergency communication and that they could be preventing people from getting much needed help. If they wanted to contact family, to do so and make it quick. They gave me heaps of guff about how oppressive I was being and such and refused to comply. I advised them that the phone was in my name, then cut the line right in front of them.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I crashed my car into a bridge...
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        And I don't care....
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