WARREN (WWJ) – A man has been rescued from his car after a semi trick overturned on top of it in Warren.

About a dozen firefighters were on the scene, along with police, at 3:30 p.m. on the northbound Mound Rd. ramp to eastbound I-696, under the 11 Mile Rd. overpass.

Warren Deputy Police Commissioner Matt Nichols said a rescue crew extricated one man from the crushed car.

“He seemed to be…I don’t want to say OK, but he was alert and awake and talking,” Nichols said. “He was transported to a local hospital pending a determination on injuries.”

There was no one else in the car and the truck driver was not injured, Nichols said.

What caused the truck to overturn remains under investigation.

“At this point we don’t really know if there was an event prior to the truck rolling over or if it was independent action that would lead a truck to lose control,” Nichols said.

After 4 p.m., a wrecker was on the scene attempting to lift and remove the semi from the roadway.

Those traveling westbound on 696 are unable to exit at Mound due to the accident. Backups are being reported from Ryan Rd. to Van Dyke due to gawker traffic on the eastbound side.

For the latest from the roads, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather every 10 minutes on the 8s, 24-hours a day. Get more now on the CBS Detroit Traffic Page.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Cooking Classes In DetroitLearn how to whip up some wonderful dishes while having fun!
5 Bucket List Items To Cross Off In DetroitThe “must-do” items for anyone making a trip to Detroit.

Watch & Listen LIVE