Driver escapes terrifying inferno when his semi-truck smashes into an overpass

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Driver escapes terrifying inferno when his semi-truck smashes into an overpass and bursts into flames after the steering fails

  • A driver lost control of steering and caught fire after impacting an overpass 
  • Their truck was upturned and caught on fire on a motorway in Fenton, Michigan
  • The driver is being treated for minor injuries at hospital, Fenton Police have said

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A truck was filmed engulfed in flames after colliding with an overpass and being flipped onto a grassy bank.

Footage shows an upturned vehicle leaning on a busy motorway's embankment in Fenton, Michigan, with black smoke billowing into the air. 

It was reported at around 1.40pm on December 23 to Fenton Police.  

A truck was upturned after colliding with an overpass and flipped on to a neighbouring bank in Fenton, Michigan

The truck went off the freeway and rode up an embankment before 'crashing' into the bridge and catching fire, according to ABC. 

In the clip, a group of people can be seen loitering near the scene as the cameraman announces 'woah that's not good'.

They continue: 'The people need to move out of the way... cause if that thing blows...'

Driver escapes terrifying inferno when his semi-truck smashes into an overpass

The vehicle was sent into flames and billows of black smoke emerged, during the incident on December 23.

It was reported to Fenton Police around 1.40pm

Drivers appear to slow down as they pass the inflamed truck.

The smoke appears to show no sign of stopping and the flames remain relentless.

Seconds later, the cameraman points to a group of three people leaning against the guard rail near the accident.

Driver escapes terrifying inferno when his semi-truck smashes into an overpass

The driver was allegedly taken to hospital for minor injuries after losing control of steering, Fenton Police said. Authorities closed the southbound lanes at Owen Road for more than two hours

He says: 'Those people are so stupid for standing so close.' 

Moments later, emergency crew are seen talking to the group and accompany them back to their truck. 

The driver has allegedly been taken to hospital for minor injuries after losing control of steering, Fenton Police said.

Authorities closed the southbound lanes at Owen Road for more than two hours.  

The bridge has not suffered any structural damage, ABC claimed. 

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