A jackknifed tractor trailer snarled late morning traffic on Interstate 75, Saturday, officials said.
According to East Ridge Fire Chief Mike Williams, firefighter, police and Lifeguard EMS were dispatched to I-75 at 11:30 a.m. on a single vehicle accident with entrapment. When first responders arrived they found a tractor trailer had jackknifed through the guardrail. The driver of the truck had climbed out of the wrecked truck prior to arrival of emergency personnel. The driver sustained minor injuries, Chief Williams said.
Crews worked to contain leaking diesel fuel from the crushed fuel tanks on the truck.
“Great Job to the green shift and all that were involved,” Chief Williams said.