Big rig tries to beat traffic, but causes accident on Alcoa Highway

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Police say a U.S. Foods semi tried to beat traffic, but instead caused a crash.

It happened on Alcoa Highway at Maloney Road around 1:50 Tuesday afternoon.

Police say the trucker underestimated time and pulled out, causing the mini van to hit the big rig.

The van just barely went under the trailer, but its air bags deployed and the windshield was cracked.

There were no reported injuries.

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