Truck driver escapes serious injury

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, August 10, 2013

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A Boyd man narrowly escaped serious injury Friday morning after overturning the cement truck he was driving and plowing through a fence on County Road 3791 near Cottondale.

Christopher Cox, 25, became trapped inside the wreckage and was extricated by Cottondale volunteer firefighters and Wise County medics.

Close Call

CLOSE CALL – Christopher Cox, 25, of Boyd became trapped in the cement truck he was driving after taking a turn too fast and overturning the vehicle. He was not seriously injured. Messenger photo by Jimmy Alford

Based on what they saw when they arrived on the scene, first responders anticipated serious injury. But they found Cox alert and stable.

Although a helicopter ambulance landed near the scene, Cox was transported by ground ambulance to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur where he received a “couple of stitches” and remained in stable condition Friday afternoon.

Investigators say Cox was northbound on CR 3791 when the accident occurred.

Cox was wearing a seatbelt. Investigators believe that, and his small build, helped spare him more serious injury.

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