(Cherokee)--An Ayrshire man was seriously injured in a semi accident Thursday afternoon in Cherokee County.
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened on Highway 3 shortly before 4:30 p.m. Responding deputies found a semi had been attempting to navigate a curve when the driver lost control and dropped the tires into the ditch.
The truck then rolled causing the cab to become detached from the chassis trapping 69-year-old Ronald Brodersen inside.
Brodersen was extricated from the truck and airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital for treatment of serious injuries sustained in the crash.
He reportedly told law enforcement officials he was not wearing a seat belt and had been using a hands free device to make a phone call at the time of the incident.