The driver of a box truck is fortunate after escaping potentially serious injuries when his truck crashed and overturned on Interstate 85 Thursday morning.

The crash happened in the southbound lanes of I-85 just before 8 a.m., according to members of North Carolina Highway Patrol.

The truck flipped onto the driver’s side, temporarily trapping the driver.

Rescue crews arrived on the scene just as the man was able to climb from the cab of the vehicle.  He appeared to have injuries from the crash, but was lucky to be treated on the scene.

The crash briefly brought morning traffic to a halt while crews worked to clear the scene and remove the truck from the roadway; however, all lanes were reopened by noon.

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