motorist escaped serious injury Monday thanks to a quick-thinking
truckdriver who swerved to avoid a head-on collision in North
Charleston, SC, according to the Charleston Post and Courier.
Young was driving his tractor-trailer on Rivers Avenue near Ashley
Phosphate Road when he noticed a car headed straight toward him.
Young locked his brakes and swerved but couldn't prevent the 1996
Saturn from slamming into the tractor's passenger-side rear wheels.
The impact sent the car into a 180-degree spin and into a Toyota
that had swerved to avoid the wreck.
driver was treated at a nearby hospital and released. Young and
the Toyota driver reported no injuries.
could have been really, really ugly if it weren't for the skills
of that truckdriver," Pfc. David Singletary of the North
Charleston Police Department said of Young. The motorist reportedly
bent down to get a cassette tape and veered into the semi's path.