I have a photo of the guy in the wheelchair, still stuck in the truck’s grille, from the story in this week’s issue. But first, the story:
“You are not going to believe this,” said a 911 caller to the Michigan State Police, reporting that “there is a semi pushing a guy in a wheelchair on Red Arrow Highway” in Paw Paw, Mich. Sure enough, responding troopers found that a truck driver had hit a man in a wheelchair; the handles on his chair got stuck in his front grille. The driver, completely unaware of the man stuck to the front of his truck, drove about two miles at up to 50 mph before reaching his destination. Ben Carpenter, 21, who was seat-belted to his chair, was not only not injured, he found the experience downright fun. “It was like a ride at a fair,” Carpenter said later. (South Bend Tribune) …Except he didn’t have to wait in line for half an hour.
And here’s the shot, courtesy of the Michigan State Police:
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