Car Wedged Under Milk Tanker in Accident on a Tennessee Highway

A father and his two sons had non-life threatening injuries, police said.

— -- A father and his two sons managed to survive a scary car crash with a tractor trailer.

A Nissan Maxima and a commercial tractor trailer -- carrying milk -- collided on a Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, highway on Thursday morning, wedging the smaller car underneath the tanker, police told ABC News today.

The 33-year-old father lost control of the car in the heavy rain as he switched from the far left lane to the right, ABC affiliate WKRN reported.

The truck driver drove on top of the car, wedging it, and didn’t realize there was a car underneath the trailer until it had been dragged a short distance, according to WKRN.

“Initially, it was thought that the tanker was leaking milk, but it was only leaking diesel from its gas tank,” Mt. Juliet Police Lt. Tyler Chandler told ABC News today.

The fire department stopped the leak and Chandler called the accident a “terrifying, mangled mess.”

The father and his two sons were transported to the Vanderbilt Emergency Room with non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

The tanker driver was not injured in the crash.