Tarry for the Nonce

June 11, 2007

“It Was Quite a Ride”

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 4:59 pm

Universal Studios could use a new ride:

A 21-year-old man got the ride of a lifetime when his electric wheelchair became lodged in the grille of a semitrailer and was pushed down a highway for several miles at about 50 mph.

He got the ride of his life.

I love the polite 9-1-1 call:

In a perplexed and deliberate voice, one caller said: “A semi-truck just came by, and he does not know it, but he has a gentleman on the front of his truck that’s in a wheelchair, and he’s pushing him down the road.”

In case you were wondering, the wheelchair survived too.



  1. Awesome! 😀

    Comment by Andrew P. — June 12, 2007 @ 10:15 am

  2. I wonder if the batteries in his wheelchair were full recharged at the end of his trip. Or would he have needed to been pushed backwards?

    Comment by Howard R — June 12, 2007 @ 10:34 am

  3. Is ok to laugh now? Because this story is hysterical! I can’t stop picturing that guy being pushed down the highway, flailing his arms- with some paniced look on his face- like some MAD TV skit!

    Comment by Dave R. — June 12, 2007 @ 5:42 pm

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