HUBBARD, Ohio (WKBN) – A driver on the wrong side of the road is dangerous. That situation came up Tuesday night in Hubbard, and it’s been the talk of the town.
Dashcam footage shows a tractor-trailer traveling south down N. Main Street on the wrong side of the road just after 11:30 p.m..
Sergeant Haynie put his lights and siren on but the semi didn’t stop. He said the truck, which was moving at a slow speed, appeared to be using the curb as a guide. After several minutes, Officer Banic joined the chase.
Minutes later, the truck hit a telephone pole and came to rest in front of OM Yoga. Police said it was hung up on street signs and started jerking back and forth.
Darla Fitzsimmons owns Station Hair. Her business sits along the path the truck took.
“Luckily he was moving pretty slow. The police were right across the street and spotted it right away,” Fitzsimmons said. “It’s very scary. Cars and trucks barrel over those railroad tracks. It shakes the whole building. It can by scary. We’re pretty close to the road here.”
Banic ran to the driver, who was semi-responsive, and shut off the engine.
The truck driver could have done major damage. Main Street is four lanes wide, and the ride could have turned out different if the truck had been going faster.
“Oh my gosh, if he careened out of control look out. He would have taken out several blocks along here,” said David Clayton, owner of Clayton Consignment Shop.
The driver was taken to a local hospital. Federal privacy rules prevent us from getting an update on his condition.Watch: Hubbard dash cam footage of wrong-way semi