A truck driver helped to rescue elderly passengers whose pickup truck was hanging from the bridge in Idaho.
March 16, the pickup driver lost control of the car while crossing the Malad Gorge Bridge. Miraculously, a safety chain attached to the camper kept the track hanging from the edge.
The truck driver involved in the rescue operation said he was at the right place at the right time.
“Yesterday it wasn’t even my day to drive that truck, they just asked me to drive that truck to go pick up a tractor in Glenn’s Ferry and that’s one that normally just sits and I just so happened to be in that truck. If it wouldn’t have had that truck with me, I think that chain might have broken,” the trucker Rod Drury said.
The driver was passing the the Malad Gorge bridge just seconds before the accident.
“I thought it was a fatality accident because I knew a truck had gone over the edge, so I got out of my truck and I was like I don’t even want to look over,” Drury said.
It turned out that pickup had driven over the edge of the bridge and was being held only by a safety chain connected to the camp trailer.
Few minutes later, Idaho State Police arrived along with the Gooding County Sheriff’s and came up with a plan to use Rod’s semi-truck to save the pickup truck.
The 67-year-old man and 64-year-old woman, along with their two dogs were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.