An Oil City man survived his tractor-trailer’s plunge from an Interstate 79 bridge in West Virginia last week.
Officials in Bridgeport, West Virginia say Richard Gorman survived a 30-foot plummet from the southbound lanes of I-79 onto a street intersecting beneath the bridge. The tractor-trailer, hauling steel ingots, landed upside down. One of the steel bars slammed into the cab of the truck, but did not strike Gorman.
Officials also say the steel-hauling rig fell without striking any vehicles in the street.
Gorman was treated at a Bridgeport hospital, but has since returned home.
In West Virginia, the cause of the accident was still being investigated. Officials have declared the bridge to still be structurally sound.