VIDEO: Truck Plunges Off Snowy Cliff

Apr 2, 2012 4:45pm

A Lithuanian truck driver is in stable condition with multiple broken bones after his vehicle fell 196 feet down a snowy cliff, dragging a tow truck with it.

The accident took place in central Norway, about 435 miles north of Oslo.

Police spokesman Geir Riise said the truck was not equipped with the proper tires and was getting  towed up the winding mountain road when it slid to the edge and toppled over the guard rail.

The tow truck driver abandoned his vehicle before it was pulled off the road, but the Lithuanian truck driver went down with his rig.

“I don’t know if he turned or braked or what, but he went straight into the safety fence,” tow truck driver Arnt Ove Brattbakk told Norway’s TV 2. “It’s not a good feeling seeing them fall all the way down. … You’re thinking of the man sitting inside the truck. … You don’t expect anyone to be alive after falling down [there].”

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Image Credit: Gunn Iren Johnsrud⁄TV 2 Norway

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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