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Semi + wheelchair = one wild ride

By patxxoo     Jun 7, 2007 in World
Picture this, a 21-year-old young man in his wheelchair. Then picture the same young man gripping his soft drink for all that it's worth and holding on for dear.
Then the realization hits you, that young man is going around 50 miles an hour past you.
In Paw Paw, Michigan police started receiving what they assumed to be prank phone calls about a man in a wheelchair going down the highway attached to the front grill of a semi, then they got even more reports. Then they were out looking for this semi with the unusual ornamentation.
It turns out the young man had stopped his wheelchair in front of the semi at a gas station and somehow the handles in his chair became lodged in the front grill and they were off.
For approximately 4 miles they went, semi and chair at a rate of speed of around 50mph that had to feel like 100 to a person riding in a wheelchair with a single strap holding him into his chair.
The driver was soon stopped and was unbelieving of the police, that is until he stepped to the front of his truck and found the young man still in his chair attached to the front grill, minus a soft drink that he spilled somewhere along the ride.
The young man was unhurt but taken to the hospital just to be checked out. No injuries and no charges, all ended well.
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