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PHOTO GALLERY: Truck driver rescue on Monitor-Merrimac Bridge Tunnel
At approximately 8:48 a.m. Monday morning, Virginia State Police responded to a vehicle tractor trailer accident on I-664 southbound at the Monitor Merrimac Bridge Tunnel. A 2005 Freight Liner driven by, Almira Ribic, lost control and ran off the road to the right, striking the bridge and overturning. The cab of the truck rested over the jersey wall/bridge, dangling above the water with Ribic still entrapped. Newport News and Suffolk Fire Departments, repelled from an elevated platform to rescue Ribic from the mangled cab. She was taken to Riverside Hospital with minor injuries. Ribic was wearing her safety belt at the time of the incident, and alcohol/drugs are unknown. Ribic has been charged with reckless driving.
April 8, 2013