Car dragged along highway after collision with tractor-trailer

Ray Weaver
April 22, 2017

The video, posted Wednesday by witness Brian Steimke, shows a maroon Nissan Maxima sending up smoke as it gets pulled along the 15 Freeway, up Cajon Pass in Southern California.

A California driver frantically waves for help as his auto is dragged down the highway.

Shortly after, the truck stops with the driver claiming he was unaware he was dragging the vehicle.

The driver said he's lucky to be alive after being dragged for four miles.

California Highway Patrol told KTLA the truck merged into another lane to overtake a slower-moving truck, hitting the Nissan in the process.

A video showed the odd incident that happened on the I-15 freeway, in California, on Wednesday.

"He's not stopping", Steimke said.

The driver attempts to get the attention of the truck driver
The driver attempts to get the attention of the truck driver

Steimke then gets out of his vehicle and walks up to the truck driver.

Steimke approached the truck driver - identified by the California Highway Patrol as 62-year-old Pete Edward Maestas of Bakersfield - and asked him why he was driving so far.

"I didn't know it", the truck driver responds, seemingly unaware that he had been in an accident and had been pulling a auto.

The truck driver will not face charges in the accident.

- Dramatic video captures a vehicle being dragged by a semi-truck for several miles.

The driver screamed for help, and the driver didn't stop. Authorities said the driver will not be facing any criminal charges.

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