Tuesday, July 31, 2007

When knowing how to surf

Can save your life:

Butte County, CA (AHN) - A FedEx driver trapped inside his truck after a bridge collapsed near Oroville, California, has been rescued.

At least one of the man's legs were crushed under heavy steel beams. Rescue workers had to cut the truck open to remove him. They reported that the biggest challenge was keeping him conscious while they attempted to free him from the wreck.

The driver, whose name has not been released, was delivered to a nearby hospital via helicopter. Roger Craven, a California Highway Patrol dispatcher, reported that he had major injuries.

Officials say that a construction worker, who was on top of the beams when they collapsed, was also injured. He reportedly "surfed" the beams to the ground and sustained non-fatal injuries. He is also being hospitalized.

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