A fiery semi crash on Highway 34 in Ottumwa, Iowa has injured three people Monday morning. In addition, it all started when 34-year-old, Carrie Main pulled her vehicle over after she started having wiper trouble. In the meantime, Main called 43-year-old, Max Hope for help, and as he was making a U-turn so he could shine the light on Main's vehicle, a semi struck both vehicles.
55-year-old, Mark Moore, who drove the semi, had just come to the top of a hill when he struck the cars. After the accident, Moore's semi caught fire and caused a blazing scene. Hope and Main were sent to nearby hospitals for treatment. Hope suffered only minor injuries, and Main suffered broken bones in her legs. A baby was also in one of the vehicles at the time of the crash as well, and miraculously suffered only minor facial injuries.
It is not known why Moore didn't see the vehicles on the side of the road, and why he struck them. An investigation into the matter is underway, and future charges are pending. It is a miracle that no one was killed in this accident. Statistically semi crashes are fatal accidents when other vehicles are involved. To learn more about this story, please click here.
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