Dramatic moment truck drags a car sideways down a busy Chicago highway while desperate driver waves frantically out of the window for help
- Laylisha Gardner, 19, was seen waving as her car was dragged beneath a truck
- A fellow motorist recorded the dramatic scene on Tuesday on the Interstate 294
- Eventually the truck driver managed to stop, and no injures have been reported
This is the dramatic moment a driver desperately waved for help as a semi-truck pulled their car along a Chicago highway after the vehicle became stuck beneath it.
Footage recorded on Tuesday at around 11.40am by a motorist travelling on Interstate 294 northbound showed a cloud of dust rising from beneath the truck as it travelled along the road.
It was only after the filming vehicle drew closer to the truck that a black 2005 Honda Accord could be seen beneath it.
The front half of the sedan had been crushed, and the rest of the motor appeared to be trapped beneath the truck.
A cloud of dust could be seen rising from beneath the truck as it travelled along the road, with the black Honda visibly wedged beneath it, being dragged along the road
In the video clip, the car’s driver, Laylisha Gardner, 19, could clearly be seen waving frantically from the front seat to try and get the attention of other motorists so that they could alert the truck’s driver.
Illinois State Police later said that the black Honda became stuck beneath the semi-truck while attempting to change lanes.
They also confirmed that the truck’s driver, Mohamed Yousif eventually stopped so that the Honda could be freed.
It is believed that nobody was injured in the incident, and police did not provide any details regarding possible charges.
Two lanes on the Tri-State Tollway were closed for around 15 minutes while police investigated the incident.
The truck’s driver, Mohamed Yousif eventually stopped so that the Honda could be freed, and it is believed that nobody was injured in the incident