18-wheeler driver injured when his rig hits overpass; Jaws of Life used to rescue him

18-wheeler driver injured when his rig hits overpass; Jaws of Life used to rescue him
Emergency crews had to use the jaws of life to free the driver of this 18-wheeler from the wreckage after he hit an overpass support at I-220 and Lakeshore Drive on March 24, 2021. (Source: CPSO)

CADDO PARISH, La. (KSLA) - The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office says the Jaws of Life had to be used Wednesday to rescue an injured 18-wheeler driver after his rig hit an overpass support.

The crash happened Wednesday, March 24 around 2:15 p.m. The 18-wheeler hit an overpass support at Interstate 220 and Lakeshore Drive, the sheriff’s office says.

The driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment after emergency crews had to use the Jaws of Life to free him from the semi.

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