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D2112 06-07-2007 08:34 AM

Wheelchair user taken on wild 50-mph ride
 
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.

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JimNasium 06-07-2007 08:37 AM

I'm ashamed to admit this but I actually laughed aloud at the following line:
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“You are not going to believe this: There is a semi truck pushing a guy in a wheelchair on Red Arrow Highway,”

chasedude 06-07-2007 08:38 AM

For 4 miles and all he did is spill his soda??? Very lucky he's still alive.

The wheels on that chair must be well made.

Splat420 06-07-2007 08:38 AM

No freaking way.

Demonpenz 06-07-2007 08:39 AM

rollercoaster

Fish 06-07-2007 08:40 AM

Where do I sign up?

Ohh nevermind........

el borracho 06-07-2007 08:43 AM

I'm BJ McKay and this is my best friend Bear!

PhillyChiefFan 06-07-2007 08:43 AM

He spilled his soda...Ida sh*t my pants! How in the world did that happen, how does wheelchair just get stuck to the front of a semi???
And Jim don't feel ashamed...I did too.

D2112 06-07-2007 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by PhillyChiefFan
He spilled his soda...Ida sh*t my pants!

I would have had the brown eye in my pants also.

Mile High Mania 06-07-2007 08:48 AM

I definitely would have shit my pants ... wonder what drivers in the other lane thought.

jidar 06-07-2007 08:49 AM

I wonder if he maybe isn't a little loopy and did it on purpose. It seems impossible that it could have been accidental.

Mile High Mania 06-07-2007 08:49 AM

...and it's probably b/c the kid wasn't harmed, but the first thing that came to my mind (likely going to hell for it) was... "TIMMAY".

PhillyChiefFan 06-07-2007 08:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mile High Mania
...and it's probably b/c the kid wasn't harmed, but the first thing that came to my mind (likely going to hell for it) was... "TIMMAY".


ROFL

JBucc 06-07-2007 08:52 AM

Sounds like something those Jackass guys would do. Might be fun if you weren't afraid of your wheelchair ripping apart.

Mr. Plow 06-07-2007 08:59 AM

Very strong wheelchair.


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