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    Truck takes man in wheelchair on a wild ride
    POSTED: 7:56 a.m. EDT, June 7, 2007
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    Michigan man's wheelchair becomes lodged in the grille of a semitrailer
    The 21-year-old is unharmed but is taken to the hospital as a precaution
    Truck driver unaware of what had happened until officers stopped him

    PAW PAW, Michigan (AP) -- 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.

    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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    Sounds like a "Jackass" stunt.
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    I'm glad the guy's all right. Miust have been the best adventure he's had in a while. What a rush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy812 View Post
    Sounds like a "Jackass" stunt.


    It does, doesn't it? Glad no one was hurt.

    I would've liked to have seen it. I would've laughed.
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    Another reason why ALL truckers should do what they are trained to do. When getting fuel, do a precautionary walkaround, check your tires, air/brake/electrical lines, lights, etc. This makes you walk the entire circumfrence of the truck. Just a simple little walk around and this could have been prevented.

    Each time I fuel, I do a walkaround. It takes a minimum of 15 minutes to fuel BOTH tanks. It takes about :60 to walk around the truck.
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    Maybe he'd already done that before the guy got caught and didn't feel the need to check it again? And how does one get their wheelchair stuck in the grille of a truck anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    And how does one get their wheelchair stuck in the grille of a truck anyway?
    yeah, something about this doesn't pass the bs test for some reason. It sounds like a stunt
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    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.
    The man was attempting to cross on Wednesday when the light turned green and his wheelchair became hooked onto the front grille of the truck, which reached 50 mph during the 4-mile trip down Red Arrow Highway, Michigan State Police Trooper Michael Sinke said
    Which is it?
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