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Truck swerves into semi, leaving truck driver dangling from Louisville bridge; video shows rescue

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Thursday, May 16, 2024 5:47PM

The driver of the pickup that swerved, 33-year-old Trevor Branham, is facing a number of charges.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Heart stopping video of a woman being saved from a dangling semi played in a Kentucky courtroom.

The video shows the crash that led a semi-truck to careen into and precariously dangle over the Clark Memorial Bridge in Louisville

Footage shows a pickup driver swerve out of his lane to avoid a stalled car before slamming into the semi.

26-year-old truck driver Sydney Thomas was hanging on to the wheel as the semi’s hood broke off 100 feet above the water.

Louisville firefighters took nearly an hour to hoist that driver to safety and were hailed as heroes for the daring technical rescue.

The videos were presented as evidence in court on Wednesday

The driver of the pickup that swerved, 33-year-old Trevor Branham, is facing a number of charges, including driving with a suspended license. He was in court on Wednesday and has not entered a plea.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.