Truck driver walks away OK after shipping container falls on semi

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Officials with the Georgia Ports Authority say high winds are to blame after a large metal container fell onto a truck.

The driver of the truck was pinned inside and emergency crews were called in to assist in the incident that happened around 12:15 p.m. Monday afternoon.

Officials said the driver was able to walk away after the container was lifted off the truck.

The container was reported to be empty, which may have contributed to the truck driver’s survival.

Winds in the Savannah area were especially high Monday, with gusts over 40 mph.

The driver was transported to the hospital but he is expected to be okay.

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