Man survives after tractor-trailer drags car almost 200 feet

Man survives after tractor-trailer drags car almost 200 feet

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. — A man escaped without serious injury after he crashed into a tractor-trailer Tuesday afternoon near Rutherford College.

The driver, 22-year-old Forrest Rich, drove in front of the tractor-trailer and was pinned as his Crown Victoria was dragged almost 200 feet, according to Channel 9's partners at the Morganton News Herald.

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Firefighters freed him with the Jaws of Life.

Rich was taken to the hospital for observation but was not seriously hurt.

“I told him to buy a lottery ticket because he’s one lucky man,” the trooper said.
Troopers did charge Rich with failure to yield to the right of way and said a toxicology report was pending.

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