Car dragged under truck for eight miles along US road with woman trapped inside


A 28-year-old woman was dragged for eight miles in her car on a road in Kansas, Missouri, after getting caught underneath a truck.

Police in Leawood, Kansas, are investigating after receiving reports at around 3.40am on Wednesday that a truck, driving westbound on Interstate 435 (I-435), was dragging a silver Kia under the edge of its trailer, according to NBC.

A video captured the scene as several other cars attempted to flash their lights to alert the truck driver.

After around eight miles, he finally pulled over.

The woman driving the Kia, who is from Kansas City, was taken to hospital for treatment but has since been released.

Police audio, published by local newspaper The Kansas City Star, revealed individuals told dispatchers that they “think someone is inside the vehicle that’s stuck underneath the truck”, after two officers were sent to the “unknown accident”.

Captain Brad Robbins reportedly told local media he believed the truck was passing through a green light, when the Kia, travelling southbound, skidded through a red light hitting the rear wheels of the trailer.

Fire and ambulance crews also responded and were initially unable to find a pulse on the driver, according to The Star. When she regained consciousness she complained that she was in a lot of pain.

Truck drags a car for eight miles on I-435. Pic: Leawood Police
Pic: Leawood Police

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A day later, two were killed in a crash near the same road. Overland Police shared that two vehicles collided, with one hitting a cement barrier and overturning several times after coming off the I-435.

Both individuals in the car were pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe the crash was caused by the car trying to change lane on highway 69.

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