Numerous emergency crews and personnel responded to an accident between Norris and Bozeman on Montana Highway 84 close to midnight on Friday, coming to the aid of a semi driver trapped in the wreckage of the truck’s cab.
The semi flipped at milepost seven, which caused the cab of the semi-tractor to partially roll into the river. The 31-year-old driver was trapped in the vehicle for more than five hours, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. The Harrison Fire Department and Quick Response Unit, Ennis Fire Department, Ennis Ambulance and American Medical Response out of Bozeman responded to the scene. The Montana Highway Patrol investigated the scene of the crash with the assistance of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.
“Fire department personnel extracted the man with serious injuries to his legs. He then was life-flighted to Bozeman Deaconess via Summit Air Ambulance. The highway remained closed until approximately 9:30 Saturday morning,” Paige Morris, Madison County Detention Officer, said.
Morris said the sheriff’s office could not confirm if alcohol was involved or if the river was contaminated by any leaking fluids from the truck.