Pickup plummets from overpass to icy pond, driver somehow survives [VIDEO]

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Talk about having a crappy morning...
-- Update at bottom, including video --

There hasn't been much precipitation in recent days, but frozen Twin Cities roads are still slick as snot this morning.

SEE ALSO: KSTP broadcasts video of its own vehicle crashing

It's a lesson the person driving the pickup truck in the above traffic camera image learned in the hardest of ways this morning, as their vehicle plummeted from the overpass all the way down to the icy pond below. (The incident occurred at the intersection of Interstate 694 and Interstate 35E in Little Canada.)

Miraculously and thankfully, WCCO reports that the driver "managed to walk away from the vehicle with only minor injuries." That makes us wonder about the truck's make and model, as it must've been quite the sturdy vehicle!

:::: UPDATE ::::

Here's a photo of the truck in question: :::: UPDATE II ::::

MnDOT has released video of the pickup careening off the overpass. Here it is:



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30 comments
Zack Hitz
Zack Hitz

I know this is no laughing matter, but, I couldn't help but picture GTA in my mind as the initial take ensued.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

I have done that in Grand Theft Auto but not in real life.  Amazing he survived.  

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours

How many people assumed the truck was being driven by a dude compensating for a small penis?

nnelson9
nnelson9

@atrupar did he land that perfectly?? Looked like a Dukes of Hazzard maneuver.

Eddie Phillips
Eddie Phillips

Lifting the news again from the hard working local reporters?

Derek Kosky
Derek Kosky

They're probably already aware that it's there. it's just getting hold of the tow truck to get it out. probably a busy day for towing companies.

Eric Shawn Smith
Eric Shawn Smith

Michael Marshall did your parents have any kids that lived? Just wondering because only 2 types of people would make such an stupid and juvenile statement. A dead man or a complete fucking retard. Since dead men don't talk you must be the latter. Invalid.

Kim Tee
Kim Tee

That must have been a terrifying series of rolls. How many times do you think it rolled?

Mardi Kettgen
Mardi Kettgen

It wasnt his time to go. No other explanation.

truckmeyer
truckmeyer

He obviously has the "Northland Edition."

Chann Kim
Chann Kim

an SUV won't save you from this either...all cars will slip when there is ice.

Dewey Schmidt
Dewey Schmidt

It's still there, if it's not gone by this afternoon, I'm gonna have the cops tow it

Andrew Solovjovs
Andrew Solovjovs

That's a no parking zone! How is the car in your front yard doing?

Karen Little
Karen Little

I saw a vehicle flipped on its roof on the way in to work at Hwy 212/Hwy 41 in Chaska. Scary!

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

Just you I think

mrblaq
mrblaq

While Michael might be a shitbag, you got angry at the internet. You both lose.

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours

@mingtranI never gave it a second thought until I read a comment about the crash on Facebook, speculating about the gender of the driver. 


No ding for you, Ming, you get a buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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