Valley City Times-Record
Semi loses control, hits underpass on I-94 in Barnes County
A Minnesota man suffered minor injuries after losing control of his Freightliner on Tuesday, crashing into the support pillars of an underpass on the I-94.
Habib Mohamud was going eastbound on the I-94 when he lost control of his semi and began to travel from shoulder-to-shoulder, according to a press release issued by the North Dakota Department of Transportation.
At the interchange near exit 272 Mohamud traveled south through the guard rail and continued to head east. The support pillars for the underpass were on the driver’s side, and the vehicle scraped against them, eventually getting hung by its trailer on the supports.
Mohamud was able to walk away from the crash and was transported to Mercy Hospital, where he was treated for minor bruising and released.
This incident remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol. Responding agencies include the NDHP, Barnes County Sheriff’s Office, Valley City Ambulance and Sanborn Fire and Rescue.
The semi was a 2022 Freightliner. Weather conditions at the time of the crash were reported as cloudy and snowy. The driver was wearing his seatbelt.