INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - Dominique Rosa and his wife, Kim, had just pulled onto the shoulder of the road on Interstate 77 north in Independence to put antifreeze in the vehicle when they were hit by a semi-truck.
The incident happened at about 3 p.m. on Thursday during a busy time on the roadway.
"We would've been dead, I think, if he would've another inch or two," Dominique Rosa said.
Kim Rosa was sitting in the driver's seat when she saw the truck barreling toward them through the side view
"The mirror disappeared right in front of my eyes and went flying towards my husband," Kim Rosa said.
Within seconds she said the truck's wheels were crushing the window and door, where she was sitting. Kim Rosa said the impact knocked the door into her right side hurting her arm, hip and leg.
Dominique Rosa was knocked to the ground by the impact where he stood in front of the van, adding the antifreeze.
"It must've started lifting this tractor trailer. Must've have started coming up. Another inch or two it would've drug me down the road like a deer," Dominique Rosa said.
The semi-truck driver then pulled up away from the scene and stopped his truck. He got out and walked around his truck, then drove off without checking on the victims he'd just hit. He then got off at the Pleasant Valley exit at mile marker 152.7.
"He just didn't think twice about our safety obviously. Must've been more concerned about his job, obviously, or what was going to happen to him," Kim Rosa said. "I just don't want this to happen to anybody else. He just left us there with no care at all," Kim Rosa said.
The Willoughby couple said the semi-truck was dull grey with red writing on the back of the trailer. They're hoping someone saw what happened and will call police.
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