DETROIT – A family of five is recovering in the hospital after their car was hit by a semi truck in Detroit on Thursday.
An investigation is underway after a semi truck lost control and hit a sedan at about 1 p.m. on May 25 on Schaefer Road near the I-96 service drive.
The exact circumstances of what led to the crash are still unclear, but officials have determined that for some reason, a semi truck carrying wood pallets lost control, hit the car, crashed into a fence, and ended up on the I-96 embankment just feet from the westbound lanes.
As a result, three adults and two children, all ranging in age from 4 to 24, were taken to the hospital for minor injuries.
At some point after the truck ended up on the embankment, it began leaking gas onto the freeway. Crews were quick to clean it all up preventing any further incidents.
Kizzey Hardman’s children and grandchildren were the ones inside the vehicle that was hit.
“Look at the car. I mean my babies are in the hospital. Oh my gosh. I thought I would have lost my kids and my grandkids,” she said.
Officials say the driver of the semi truck was given a breathalyzer test on the scene and passed.