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Semi driver pulls tooth while driving

On Sunday in Alabama near the Interstate 65 and Interstate 20/59 interchange, a truck driver crashed his 18-wheeler while pulling a loose tooth from his mouth, triggering closure of areas of I-20/ 59 for numerous hours. The tractor-trailer turned after the Alabama man took his hands from the wheel to pull a loose tooth from his mouth, triggering a traffic congestion and closure of parts of an interstate for hours, authorities state. The guy, a 57-year-old self-employed tractor trailer motorist, blew up of his 18-wheeler on Sunday night near mile pen 79 on Interstate 20/59. The truck jack-knifed into trees after moving and leaving the roadway down a slope into a ditch. No significant injuries were reported.

The mishap happened at 10:30 p.m. and forced officials to close the eastbound area of the interstate in between Tuscaloosa and Cottondale in Alabama for a number of hours. Drivers were sent out on a detour off the freeway, leading to long hold-ups and a traffic congestion that lasted into the morning, when one lane was opened to permit automobiles through the crash location.

"The driver mentioned he lost control of the tractor-trailer when he was pulling a tooth with his hands," an State Cannon fodder report checks out, according to AL.com. "He had the tooth in his t-shirt pocket as evidence.".

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