The pile-up involved more than a dozen heavy duty vehicles, but fortunately, only 12 people were injured and no fatalities were reported.
The horrifying accident started in the wee hours of morning when a couple of trucks first crashed. Police sergeant Kyle Hove believed the pile-up, which eventually ended up with a grand total of 26 vehicles, was a “chain reaction.”
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Several other vehicles were also stranded as a result of the pile-up.
Whitby was on his way to Idaho for his work and crossing over Interstate 84. He noticed it was foggy and kept a distance from a nearby semi-truck, but was hit when it jackknifed toward him.
Shortly after, he found himself stuck in his much smaller truck, sandwiched between two vehicles completely. He was stuck for 30 minutes.
Moments after, Sergi Karplyuk was driving the same road, aware of just how dicey the drive was. He managed to avoid driving right into Whitby. While they waited for help, he asked Whitby if he could photograph him while he was stuck.
Whitby came out of the ordeal, not only alive, but with minor injuries. After his check-up in the hospital, he was given a clean bill of health along with two bandages for minor cuts.
“Thank God that I'm still alive,” said Whitby. “Now I've got to go figure out why.”
How amazing is that?
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