Thursday, January 27, 2005


There's luck, and then there's luck.

Anna Martinez, 25, has to be one of the luckiest people alive.

The pregnant driver called 911 after the accident:
"A semi just landed on my car," she shouted. "It flew off the interstate and landed on top of me."

The operator had difficulty understanding the situation at first (from The Plain Dealer story).
The massive front end of a tractor-trailer truck loomed through a night sky into view through the windshield of Anna Martinez's small car.

The big rig hurled toward her at 1 a.m. Tuesday on its plunge from an icy Interstate 71 bridge, about 40 feet above Martinez's Honda Accord on Ohio 176 near the Interstate 90 split.

I saw the car on the evening news. I'm amazed that the driver even survived, let alone with only a few scratches and bruises.

The semi driver also escaped serious harm.

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