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Family survives after crashing and being dragged under fuel tanker (video)

By Mason White 11:12 AM January 2, 2015
Heather Slack with her children in an ambulance 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) Firefighters were shocked to find people alive in a car that crashed and was dragged under a fuel tanker.

The family of Utah, is happy to be alive after their car crashed into the fuel tanker. The mother drove her car with two of her children when the vehicle slid on a sheet of ice.

“The car went under the semi-truck and was dragged for about 200 meters,” Sgt. Blaine Robbins of the Utah Highway Patrol said.

“It’s an absolute miracle that no one was hurt. They were very lucky,” he added.

The accident occurred shortly after 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, when the green Toyota Avalon lost control and crashed into the tanker.

Heather Slack of Eagle Mountain, was driving the car while other family members followed closely behind. After seeing the car’s roof caved under the tanker, family members prepared for the worst.

The tanker was carrying 8,000 gallons of fuel, which caused a large response by rescuers. When Firefighters reached the car, they were shocked to find that the family was alive and not hurt.

They were taken to a nearby hospital for observation. During their ride to the hospital, Heather Slack hugged her children and was glad that they were all fine.