INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A truck driver is out of the hospital and heading home
to Florida after being stuck under his semitrailer for hours in sub-zero
temperatures in Indiana.
Tim Rutledge of Orlando, Fla., says he crawled under his cab before dawn
on Monday to fix his truck's frozen brakes at a truck stop south of
Indianapolis. But the truck suddenly settled deeper into the snow, pinning
him beneath an axle.
The 53-year-old says no one could hear him shouting amid the wind and
running truck engines. After about eight hours, his cellphone fell from
his coat pocket and he used its voice activation to tell his boss he
Rutledge said Thursday he has some numbness but shouldn't have long-term
injuries. His doctor says another hour outside likely would've been fatal.