Car Hits 18-Wheeler in Sherman

7-26-06 A Sherman man was flown to a hospital after slamming into the back of an 18-wheeler.

Both lanes of FM 1417 were blocked off near Lone Star Lanes just after 2:30 this afternoon. Police say a semi driver from Kaufman had pulled onto the shoulder and was almost stopped when a car heading in the same direction hit him from behind.

The 56-year-old driver was from Sherman. His car slid underneath the bed of the truck. It took the Jaws of Life to get him out.

The driver of the car was flown to Parkland in Dallas. Police say he was coherent and talking with paramedics.