A snow plow driver is recovering after he was hit by a semi-truck, causing him to lose control and fall off the edge of the road and into a canyon.
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) released a dashcam video showing the horrifying ordeal that left Terry Jacobson seriously injured – but alive.
According to the Daily Mail, the accident occurred on Thursday when a truck driver attempted to pass the snow plow on its right-hand side. However, there was not enough room to get around the plow completely so the truck clipped it, sending Jacobson plunging down 300 feet of embankment and into the Spanish Fork Canyon.
See the terrifying incident below, captured by an oncoming vehicle’s dashcam:
The driver of the semi-truck, who stopped immediately to called 911 and report the incident, was William Owens of Owens Brothers Trucking.
He was cited for failure to maintain a single lane of travel and improper passing.
Shane Jacobson, the victim’s son, said to KUTV, “After seeing the video, it’s a miracle he is here.”
Shane said that his father, while seriously injured, is speaking and alert.
UDOT spokesman, John Gleason, told CNN that the seat belt he was wearing saved his life.
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