Two women help rescue tractor trailer driver after crash on Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

Posted at 2:42 PM, May 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-26 18:02:51-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Two women helped rescue the driver of a tractor trailer after a crash on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Thursday evening.

Winds were more than 60 miles an hour and blew the tractor trailer over, according to officials.

Holley Bradbury and Kanisha Hasberry were on the way home towards Virginia Beach when they saw the truck on its side. Bradbury says she ran up to the cab of the truck to check on the driver.

"That was the biggest thing to us was that somebody needs to make sure [the driver] is okay," Bradbury said. Luckily, the driver was alive.

She and others helped get the driver of the tractor trailer through the windshield and to safety.

"It was something amazing. Oh My God! They did everything they could to open that windshield to get the gentleman out," said Hasberry, who recorded parts of the rescue.

The man appeared to just have minor injuries, Bradbury said.

"It was definitely scary," said Bradbury. "I didn't think about a lot of it until after the fact, and still looking back on it, it's crazy."