POSTED: Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 3:00pm
UPDATED: Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 3:04pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — An Alabama man is lucky to be alive after being trapped in the twisted wreckage of his truck for several days.
Emergency crews freed 54-year-old Michael Worthey on Tuesday.
"You can look at the truck before we started extricating him, and been surprised there was anybody alive in it to start with," said East Limestone Fire Chief Joey Boyd.
Worthey told rescuers he'd been under the small bridge near the Limestone Correctional Facility since he ran off the road on Sunday.
The road is a busy one, but it took a corrections officer out exercising his dogs to glance down into the brush to spot him by chance.
"After I got down there, I knew he couldn't crawl out because he was pinned in but he was moving his arms," said Lt. Gary Mealer with Limestone Corrections. "He was talking but he was real light, you couldn't hardly hear him."
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