Driver walks away after flipping truck, EMS rescue

(WBIR - Meigs County) Jimmie Presley of Ten Mile was running errands Thursday afternoon when he lost control of his truck while driving on State Highway 304.

"I came down the curve and I was in some slush on the right hand side as the curve was turning right and all of a sudden it got off. I tried to compensate for it, but it kept sliding and got off on the side and just kept sliding forward. The next thing I know, I heard somebody saying, 'Hey are you alright in there?' I guess he woke me up when he was hollering at me. And I looked up and I saw the bottom of my truck up above me," he described.

Emergency crews had to cut Presley out of his heavy duty pickup truck. Officials said it took about 15 minutes to rescue Presley because the incident happened on a steep incline.

"With the pickup truck upside down it was almost impossible to even see the victim inside the vehicle. We were able to speak to him without really knowing the extent of his injuries," said Tony Finnell, director of Meigs County Emergency Services.

After crews were able to rescue Presley from the flipped truck, he walked away from the scene with some bumps and bruises on his ears, forehead, and leg.

"I guess I must have had a good co-pilot because the Lord must have been looking over me when I look back at it," he said.


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