A box truck erupted into flames in Blaine yesterday in a scary scene on Highway 10. The incident was captured on a harrowing video taken by the MnDOT traffic camera, which caught the entire event. The incident began with a white sedan attempting to merge onto Hwy 10 on the overpass of Hwy 65. The sedan lost control, launching off into the grass and hitting a box truck, which burst into flames shortly after. The truck driver then made an amazing escape as the truck became engulfed in flames.
Fire crews from Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department were on the scene shortly after to tend to the victims and battle the blaze.
Miraculously, both drivers involved escaped with only non-life threating injuries. Authorities are currently investigating the cause of the wreck, but suspect the driver of the Sedan was “Driving while impaired.”