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Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Trucker Who Dragged Another Car Along For Miles: 'I Didn't Know It'

Trucker Who Dragged Another Car Along For Miles: 'I Didn't Know It'

A driver says he's lucky to be alive after his auto became wedged under a truck and was dragged four miles up the Cajon Pass.

Once stopped, the driver of the Nissan was able to exit the vehicle, which had major damage to the front passenger side.

Brian Steimke, of Hesperia, captured on video the scene on Interstate-15 and posted it to Facebook, where it had one million views as of Thursday morning.

Steimke got out of his vehicle and approached the driver, telling him, "The guy's underneath your auto!" The driver in the sedan can be seen waving his hands for help behind a shattered windshield and crushed hood. Steimke asked the truck driver.

"I didn't know it", the driver responds.

"What do you mean?"

It doesn't take very long for new drivers to grow accustomed to sharing the road with semi-trucks.

Steimke told the trucker that he needed to get out of the big rig before walking to check on the driver of the Nissan.

At that point, Steimke's camera gets closer to the rear of the truck, where the Nissan remains attached.

The truck, which was labeled Mike Lowrie Transport of Dixon, outside Sacramento, was hauling two containers labeled Grimway Farms. The California Highway Patrol said that the crash was "not considered a criminal incident".

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