SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb. 16, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A semi driver is shaken, but thrilled to be alive after a Friday rollover on northbound Interstate 15, just north of downtown Salt Lake City.
“I was trapped in there,” a cut and bleeding Jack Rigby told Gephardt Daily as he stood near his overturned semi. “They had to cut the seats out and the steering wheel.”
“My ribs, I think, are all messed up. But I got out of there, so I’m happy.”
Rigby, who lives in Utah and said the semi was empty when it flipped, said his truck rolled because a woman in a truck entered his lane.
“I was in the slow lane and this truck just came on over,” he said. “She slid in front of me. I don’t know what happened after that.”
Rigby said he’s not concerned about losing his job, because a camera caught the action. And in general, he has no major complaints about Utah drivers.
“Usually it’s not bad,” Rigby said. “I’ve seen people do that before, all of a sudden come across the lanes.”
Riby described the wild ride as “scary as hell. I thought I was dead.”
And he would have lost a lot.
“I’ve got four kids, two grandkids and a wife. I thank God.”
Northbound traffic may be delayed during the investigation. A previous UDOT announcement warned of a two-hour delay, but as of about 4 p.m., the delay was listed as 15 minutes.