Palm Beach County Fire Rescue (PBCFR) shared dramatic video of firefighters rescuing a trucker from a big rig dangling from an overpass.
The video was captured on December 23 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Firefighters say that around 8 a.m., a truck driver lost control and “almost went over the side of the overpass at the Beeline and Florida Turnpike.”
PBCFR was able to secure the truck and use a bucket to bring the truck driver to safety.
The truck driver was taken to a local hospital for evaluation following the rescue.
“Amazing rescue today after an 18 wheeler is dangling from an overpass on the Turnpike with the Driver trapped inside! PRCFR Firefighters raise the bucket from Truck 29 to reach the trapped driver. Once our firefighters secure him to a harness, they help him climb into the bucket. Truck 29 slowly lowers him to the ground to be transported to a local hospital. About 36 seconds into the video, he thanks the heavens for his safe rescue from this precarious situation. The firefighters were only able to get to him after Engine 23 and Rescue 23 secured the 18 wheeler with a grip hoist, grade 100 chain, and 6inch vehicle strap cribbing, straps to keep the massively heavy vehicle from rolling any further forward. This driver is very lucky to be alive and we are grateful to be able to get him back to him family for the holidays!” PBCFR said.
Take a look at the video below.