5 Spoke Truck Wheels – A man Tyler praised a representative of Kaufman County who thought quickly after he rescued him from his truck which caught fire after an accident at the I-20 in Terrell on Tuesday. The accident occurred near Wilson Road before 11:00.
In body camera footage, you see the deputy running across the I-20 to the truck that hit the back of the 18 wheel. According to the Sheriff Kaufman Regional Office, deputies happened to be patrolling the area. Other drivers have gathered around the truck trying to help the driver, whose right leg is clamped under the dashboard.
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In the video, you can see that the engine is on and smoke fills the truck cabin.
“Do hyphens hold your legs?” Asked the deputy. The driver, 59-year-old Michael Pierce, said, “Yes!”
Pierce then shouted, “Man, please help me!”
You can see from the camera of the body of the deputy that the fire on the engine is increasing.
He pushed the steering wheel up and helped shake Pierce’s feet from under the dash. “He’s out!” Shouted the representative.
The video then shows observers taking Pierce to a safe place.
For Pierce, Marsha’s wife, the video is difficult to watch.
“I’m just thanking God that he’s still alive,” Pierce said. “Mike told me that he started praying, ‘Lord, I don’t want to die like this … I don’t want to be burned alive.'”
Pierce was taken to the Parkland Hospital. He suffered third-degree burns on his right leg and broke the shin and fibula. Surgeons at the hospital must operate immediately after the accident.
And this is the worst part.
On Sunday, Pierce’s son was flown to Children’s Medical Center in Dallas because he would not stop experiencing seizures.
When Pierce fell, he drove to Dallas to live with his son and Marsha at the hospital.
“He said the 18 wheels locked the brakes, and he said that he locked the brakes and didn’t have enough time to stop,” said Marsha.
“Watching the tape, I feel all trauma and stress. I know he came here to meet us. ”
Pierce now has two loved ones in a hospital room just a few blocks because Parkland and Children are next to each other.
“God gave me the strength to go through this,” he said. “I walked back and forth to their room to give them support.”
The Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office identified the representative as Deputy C. Martin.
WFAA spoke with Michael Pierce briefly on Wednesday night. He said that he wanted to thank Martin personally and shake his hand when he recovered.
“He told me that he was his angel,” said Marsha.