Video: Big rig dangles off of highway

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    >>> the incredible scene this morning on a ft. worth, texas, overpass. imagine being this truck driver . credit here goes to the rescue squad members and firefighters who got him out of there and knew to use the right equipment and work gingerly. they also removed two people in a crushed car beneath the truck. incredibly no one involved was badly hurt.

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updated 3/24/2011 6:25:31 PM ET 2011-03-24T22:25:31

An 18-wheeler pulling an empty water tank ended up hanging precariously off an interstate ramp after a pre-dawn crash, and three people were rescued from the wreck.

Fire Department spokesman Tim Hardeman said emergency crews rescued the truck driver from his cab as it dangled off the elevated stretch of the I-20 on Thursday morning. He was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Hardeman said two people inside a car that was wedged beneath the giant semitrailer were cut free after about three hours. Details on their conditions are not immediately available.

The wrecked vehicles have been cleared from the highway.

It wasn't immediately clear what caused the wreck.

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