High winds whipping through the Great Lakes blow away little girl and...

High winds whipping through the Great Lakes blow away little girl and semi-truck

A dashboard camera on a vehicle traveling in high winds on a Wisconsin road captured the moment a semi with an empty trailer tipped onto its side.

Sean Chambers of Chambers Trucking LLC, which posted the video to Facebook, was on County Road A in Dodge County on Wednesday afternoon when he noticed the truck in front of him was being bandied about by the wind.

“I just couldn’t believe it. It was unreal to me,” Chambers told WITI-TV. “His back end of the trailer kept coming up off the ground and he was trying to compensate for it, and then after the last hill we went past he just tipped over.”

Chambers said he helped the driver escape from the toppled truck. He said the driver, who avoided serious injuries, told him the trailer was empty.

Chambers said the incident was an important reminder about safe driving in high winds.

“Only thing you can do is slow down. The faster you go, the harder it is to keep control,” he said.

Those same high winds blew through the Cleveland area and knocked a little girl off her feet, literally.

Brittany Gardner, posted a video on Facebook of her 4-year-old daughter, Madison, opening the storm door to a home on Wednesday only to be blown off the steps. She is seen desperately clinging to the door handle while her mom runs to her rescue.

Gardner tells WJW-TV that Madison held on to the door handle until she came to take her down. She says her little girl “is totally OK.”

The mom had some fun with it, setting her Facebook video to the tune of Frank Sinatra’s “Come Fly With Me.” It had been viewed more than 300,000 times as of early Friday.

 

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