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Interesting way to take a cruise...

Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by Pack93z, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    I wonder what in the world that man thought when getting shoved down the road and nothing you can do. And as a fellow driver on the road, it must have been quite the sight to see.

    I bet those tires on the wheelchair were just a smoking..

    Wild ride

    Wheelchair user taken on 50-mph ride
    Chair becomes lodged on semitrailer's grille, travels 4 miles on highway
    The Associated Press
    Updated: 6:42 a.m. CT June 7, 2007
    PAW PAW, Mich. - A man was taken on a wild ride when his wheelchair became lodged in the grille of a semitrailer and was accidentally pushed down a highway for four miles at about 50 mph, authorities said.

    The 21-year-old man, whose name was not released, was unharmed but was taken to a hospital as a precaution. He had been secured to his wheelchair by a seat belt.

    “The man spilled his soda pop, but he wasn’t upset,” said Sgt. Kathy Morton of the Michigan State Police.

    About 4 p.m. Wednesday, a caller told police dispatchers, “You are not going to believe this: There is a semi truck pushing a guy in a wheelchair on Red Arrow Highway,” state police said in a release.

    Prank call?
    Authorities initially wondered whether the report was a prank call until others called with similar reports.

    Officers stopped the truck — wheelchair still attached — at a trucking company. The driver didn’t believe officers until he stepped from his cab and saw for himself.

    “When he saw us, he was like, ’What’s going on?”’ Morton said.

    An investigation revealed the man in the wheelchair had pulled in front of the truck at a gas station and it somehow became lodged by its handles to the front grille.
     
  2. nathaniel

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    Crazy.
     
  3. cheesey

    cheesey Cheesehead

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    Lucky he had on his seat belt!
    I would have been yelling "WHOO HOO!!!" all the way! :thumbsup: :rotflmao:
    (Of course they would have had to change my pants after that ride, as i'm SURE i would have filled them!) :thumbsup:
     
  4. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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  5. cheesey

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    You know...when i saw the word "cruise" in the title, i automatically thought this was a thread about the Vikings! :thumbsup:
     
  6. MontanaBob

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    That is one lucky guy. Think of all the things that could have caused his chair to collapse and............. ! Somebody up there was looking after him.
     
  7. cheesey

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    God was probably looking down and thinking "He's from Michigan....probably a Lion's fan.......there arn't many of them left, so I better protect the guy!" :thumbsup:
     

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