Today while showing a home my clients wife and I heard a loud bang and then another! I looked around and then I heard it....HELP ! HELP !
I looked over and saw a teenager pinned to his driveway by his huge truck! He was literally bent in half at the waist with the weight of the truck resting on his back! His face was smashed into the concrete driveway. I screamed at him that I was coming and started at a run to help him.
My clients wife stared screaming at her husband to come help. In a flash he was out of the attic of the home and sprinting past me to jack the truck off the young man. My clients wife was right behind me shouting do you have your phone? We need to call 911. I screamed back I left it in my truck I will use their house phone!
I yanked the house front door open and screamed is anyone home...his mother came running out of the kitchen and I told her, "the truck has fallen on your son!, We need to call 911" She ran out to check on him.
By that time my client had freed him from being pinned down. He had a deep gouge in his cheek. His mom was freaked out and yelled at him.. I told you not to work on the truck by yourself. He kept insisting he was fine.
I looked at the mom and said he needs a doctor the frame of the truck was resting on his back.
My client said he may not feel any pain right now but later tonight he will be in agony. We watched while she drove off with him to the hospital.
I hope he is okay... that scared me so bad I almost started crying...
I had a friend who died when the engine he was working on fell and crushed his chest killing him instantly...no one found him for many hours....
Guys if you need to work on the shocks of your car or truck but a tire under the rim just in case AND make sure you are using a heavy duty jack.
ONE MORE THING... as we were walking away the jack under the truck gave away again and fell with a loud bang one more time! That is some scary stuff.