Truck falls on teen while working underneath it

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Posted: Monday, August 12, 2013 11:26 am

MANATEE COUNTY - A Bradenton teenager who was working on his truck sustained traumatic injuries after the tool used to jack up the vehicle gave way while he was underneath.

It happened just before 3pm Sunday afternoon on Hagle Park Road in East Bradenton.

According to Manatee County Fire Rescue, crews had to lift the truck off the teen's legs, and a helicopter took him to Blake Medical Center with what rescuers called "traumatic injuries."

No word on his name or condition yet.

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  • XxTYLER730xX posted at 8:32 pm on Tue, Aug 13, 2013.

    XxTYLER730xX Posts: 2

    hes doing fine i was at the hospital today to see him

  • XxTYLER730xX posted at 8:31 pm on Tue, Aug 13, 2013.

    XxTYLER730xX Posts: 2

    It was my friend

  • kittykat posted at 4:15 pm on Mon, Aug 12, 2013.

    kittykat Posts: 10

    I hope you feel better soon, I know u must be in the worst pain possible!! What a horrible unexpected thing to happen to a person! Hope you figure out why this happened with your jack that u used!! Get better soon guy!!;)

  • PostItNote posted at 1:41 pm on Mon, Aug 12, 2013.

    PostItNote Posts: 5

    Many years ago, I was taught to use jack stands, in addition to a hydralic jack,while working on a car.

    Perhaps this young man didn't know that, and I hope he heals up. Looks pretty bad.



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