Salina man lodges car under semi

Published On: Jan 28 2014 12:17:53 PM CST
Car under semi

Kansas Highway Patrol

Talk about lucky. A Minneapolis, Kansas man walks away virtually uninjured after lodging his car under a semi along I-70 early Monday.

According to our news partners at The Salina Journal, the 57-year-old semi driver told sheriff's deputies he felt a "slight bump" while slowing down on the interstate.

He pulled off to see what was wrong and was surprised to find a car lodged under the back of his semi. He says the car's driver, 36-year-old Brian Spano came up to him and asked him if he was okay.

He'd apparently fallen asleep at the wheel while driving toward Salina at around 5:50 Monday morning. The front of his car got lodged under the back of the semi trailer, and his car was dragged some 2900 feet before the semi pulled over.

According to the Salina Journal, it took two tow trucks to remove the car from under the semi.

Spano's only injury, according to KHP, was a cut to his hand.  His Pontiac Vibe was not so fortunate, the front end was mangled.