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Man trapped in 18-wheeler for hours near Tye

Published On: Nov 30 2012 04:17:58 AM CST
Updated On: Nov 30 2012 11:11:46 AM CST
TYE, Texas -

Firefighters spent three-and-a-half hours trying to get a trapped man out of a wrecked 18-wheeler.

The accident happened on 707 near Tye Thursday night around 11 p.m. The driver hit a cow in the road, swerved, and sent the tractor-trailer spinning 180 degrees before it rolled over on its side, according to authorities on the scene.

Firefighters from Tye and Abilene spent three-and-a-half hours using the jaws of life and other tools to free the driver.

Luckily, the driver was alert and conscience the whole time and does not have life threatening injuries.

He was transported to Hendrick Medical Center.

The truck was carrying crude oil to Hawley.