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An airport shuttle driver is lucky to be alive after a serious accident.

The accident happened near the airport on southbound I-465 around 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Officials say the driver of an airport shuttle van from the Holiday Inn ran into the back of a Panther Expedited Services truck. The truck was stalled along southbound I-465 at the time.

The impact caused the roof of the van to rip “open like a can opener.”

The driver of the van suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Fortunately, the driver was the only occupant of the van.

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