Thursday, June 07, 2007

WHAT A RIDE !!!!

This story appeared Thursday morning on WZZM-13 News Website and I thought it interesting.



Paw Paw - A wheelchair-bound man went on the ride of his life Wednesday after visiting a gas station in Van Buren County.

Calls began pouring in to the Paw Paw post of the Michigan State Police around 4:00 p.m. The first call came in with a woman telling dispatchers, "You are not going to believe this, there is a semi- truck pushing a guy in a wheel chair on Red Arrow Highway!"

The truck was traveling westbound on Red Arrow Highway just outside the village of Paw Paw.

Authorities responded to the call on Red Arrow Highway where the man and his wheelchair were still attached to the semi-truck.

Troopers and officers found a 21-year-old man un-harmed as he sat in his wheelchair, its handles still lodged in the truck's front grill.

Investigators say the semi truck owned by RMI had pulled out of a local gas station. The young man in the wheelchair some how pulled in front of the semi-truck, causing his wheelchair handles to become stuck in the front grill of the truck.

Authorities say the semi-truck at times reached speeds of nearly 50 miles per hour for nearly four miles.

The semi driver was in disbelief as troopers told him about the man on his front grill until he saw it for himself.

Police say the 21-year-old man was un-harmed and unfazed by the incident. The young man was quoted as saying, "It was quite a ride."

One trooper said, "You could work another 90 years in Law Enforcement and never see something like this. We're just glad no one was injured in this unusual incident."

11 comments:

Tracy said...

Those big trucks can be so dangerous!! I cannot believe that guys chair hung on. Imagine if he had come loose (awful thought, sorry). I am so glad he is okay! Thanks for sharing!

Smalltown RN said...

Now that is just amazing...things that make you go hmmmmmmm....I still don't clearing understand how the wheelchair got trapped in front of the semi...I mean what was the wheelchair guy doing so close to the semi in the first place? Very interesting my dear Watson....

Cheers my friend

Rachel said...

I think the guy in the wheelchair did that on purpose. Your pics are just an "x" on both blogs. Maybe it is just my computer though. Love ya.

Renee said...

Oh my gosh, how crazy is that?! I bet it was quite a ride.

janet said...

Holy truck!

Shawny Sun said...

Well bless his heart! He had a good attitude about it. Glad no one was hurt!

Hugs

JD's Rose said...

Ok, that's not something that you see every day!

Tracy said...

This story was all over our local news last night, ummm after the stupid crap about Paris Hilton! Make it go away. You know this spoiled rotten little $@#%!. Amazing what people with money can get away with. What do we expect, OJ Simpson got away with murder. Why did we really think Paris would do time??? Sorry I got off the subject!

Rebecca said...

Wow. All I can say is...Oh. My.

Lori said...

Wow....I'm speechless!

Nelly said...

Crazy story a Martie?! I heard about it and couldn't believe the guy didn't get hurt!