“Some of the thin’gs I witn’essed were insa’ne—no one is contacting the co’ps, cars are passing by, and no one is stopp’ing to aid him.”
Wilburn, who works for Anderson Trucking, called 911 to report what he discovered.
“He was severely bang’ed up,” Wilburn added. “Both lower and upper legs were fract’ured, and he was pinned in.” His legs were severely cru’s’hed.”
He then remained with the trapp’ed of’icer until help arrived and he was taken to a nearby h’ospital.
Wilburn, who is still outraged that no one stopped, says he has no idea what caused the mish’ap but that he is normally the man for the job.
“I’m the fool that runs into burning buildings and rescues dogs.” I can’t go on with my day when I see anything like that.”
Since the program’s start in August 1997, approximately 1,300 professional truck drivers have been named Highway Angels for demonstra’ting extrao’rdinary kindness, civil’ity, and courage on the job.