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Semi-truck driver said she wasn't speeding after truck flips in Lansing

Posted at 7:08 PM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 06:11:58-05

LANSING, Mich. — Semi-truck driver Theresa Sierminski flipped on Pennsylvania Avenue Monday while taking the exit ramp off of I-96.

Police say speed was a factor into the truck tipping over, but Sierminski said she was driving slower than 45 mph when driving on the bend in the road.

"But I'm really not sure what happened, why it happened. I tend to drive like a granny, well I am a granny," she said.

She said she felt a bump and all of a sudden the trailer end of the truck started tipping over.

Sierminski said she had to unbuckle herself while the truck was on its side.

"You know something I hadn't experienced before, never really want to experience it again."

A passing car helped Sierminski out of her truck.

She waited on top of the driver's side door for police to show up.

She has minor injuries.

Sierminski said she will be going back to work in a couple of days.

The incident happened at 1:15 p.m. on Feb. 17, according to the Lansing Police Department.

Shroyer Towing was able to lift the truck off its side.

"We used air cushions to help support the trailer so we can bring it up in once piece so we don't have to unload it and it was a win," said Dan Shroyer, of Shroyer Towing.

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