Truck driver loses control, plunges into icy creek

In this photo provided by Minnesota State Patrol, a semi truck is submerged in an icy pond in Monticello, Minn. on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. The Minnesota State Patrol says the driver was taken to a local hospital, treated and released. Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske says the driver was pulling a Target trailer, left eastbound I-94, crossed over lanes of oncoming traffic and skidded onto the pond. Roeske says the semi skidded 100 to 200 yards across the ice before breaking through. (AP Photo/Minnesota State Patrol)

January 6, 2012 2:57:09 PM PST
It was a scary morning Friday for the driver of one semi-truck in Minnesota.

His tractor-trailer ended up sitting in a frozen creek after officials say the driver somehow lost control and plunged into the water.

Amazingly, he was able to escape his semi and crawl across the ice to safety. He was taken to the hospital and released. Crews now have the tough task of getting the semi out of the icy water.

Investigators are trying to figure out what caused the accident.

Load Comments