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.