OCALA, Fla. (WOGX FOX 51) - Melons spilled all over Interstate 75 as crews lift a semi-truck off the pavement. Underneath was a white car with two people trapped inside. Fire Capt. Daniel Jodoin was there.
“When it rolled over, it lay flat on the asphalt to where you couldn't see under it, get under it, or tell that there was a car under there,” Jodoin said.
The truck flipped in Marion county, Thursday night. It crushed the white car and also hit another car, ripping the back end off it. Fire crews were there within minutes.
“The semi crossed the guardrail, tried to avoid the vehicle and rolled over on top of it. Trapping the vehicle and its occupants under the side of the semi-trailer,” Jodoin said.
Incredible photos from the scene showed how firefighters had to cut the side of the car open to get at the man and woman inside. Two people in the other car were also hurt, along with the truck driver. Jodoin said it's their job to make sure everyone survives.
“Any time that you run calls like that, it's a great feeling,” he said, “this is why we raised our hand and gave an oath to help the citizens of Marion County. So anytime something like that happens it's an excellent feeling.”
Firefighters brought the two people in the car to Shands Hospital in critical condition. The three other injured people were transported with non-life-threatening injuries.