Police Say 'Miracle' Kept Man From Serious Injuries In Crash

Grand Junction police officers say it's a miracle an oil field worker escaped serious injury after driving head–on into a tractor–trailer truck on Highways 6 & 50, Monday. According to a Grand Junction police officer at the scene, the Oklahoma man was driving westbound on Highways 6 & 50 when a truck merging onto the highway from F Road suddenly did a u–turn in front of the pickup.

The driver of the Dodge Ram veered to avoid that vehicle, sending him head–on into a Kenworth tractor–trailer waiting to turn left onto F Road. The impact drove a welding unit on the pickup into the cab and bent the frame of the heavy–duty truck.

The driver of the dump truck was transported to the hospital complaining of neck injuries. The driver of the pickup had cuts on his head and hands and was later taken to the hospital by friends for a checkup.

The driver of the vehicle that caused the chain reaction was later found in Palisade. Investigators want to talk to that driver before filing any charges in the accident.

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