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Dramatic video shows horrific accident with dump truck on Ohio highway

Horrific footage captured a dump truck in Ohio falling into another vehicle parked on the shoulder of a busy highway and causing an explosion.

The incident happened on I-77 in Akron just after 7:20 a.m. Thursday, when an Ohio Department of Transportation vehicle pulled over to collect some garbage from the road.

Footage shows the unidentified ODOT employee was still sitting inside the car when a dump truck veered off its lane and collided with a parked vehicle without stopping.

The impact produced an explosion and engulfed both vehicles in a ball of fire, shooting orange flames and thick black smoke into the morning sky.

News 5 Cleveland reported that half a dozen motorists stopped to help the victims.

Both drivers were taken to the hospital.
Both drivers were taken to the hospital.
The impact produced a fiery explosion.
The impact produced a fiery explosion.

Representatives from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office who were called to the scene had to evacuate the drivers of both vehicles.

During a press conference held in front of the scorched rubble, ODOT District 4 Deputy Gerry Noirott described the injured employee as a married father and grandfather, and said it was “no less than a miracle that he survived. ”

Noirot said the injured man has been with the department for a decade and was on his way to pick up equipment at the time of the accident.

Moments before the accident are visible in the CCTV footage.
Moments before the accident are visible in the CCTV footage.

“It was horrifying to see that accident. And to think that he survived it … someone was clearly watching him, ”Noirot told reporters.

ODOT released a statement on its Facebook page on Thursday, revealing that the morning’s crash marked the 82nd time that a crew has been killed so far this year.

“We are extremely fortunate that he is alive,” the agency said of its injured driver.

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