Truckload of luck saves Kiwi forklift driver

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- 1 Jul 2004 ( #164 ) - TIMARU, New Zealand
1 min read
Forklift driver Garry Black has lived to tell the tale of how he survived having his forklift hit by a truck.
"I'm a lucky man," Black told the Timaru Herald.
The 38-year-old was loading a truck with a forklift on June 23 when his machine was struck by another truck. The impact spun the forklift, throwing Black underneath the moving vehicle.
"The next thing you know I was on the road watching the truck's back tyre coming towards me," he said.
Black was dragged under the truck for a short distance before he managed to free himself and escape to the roadside.
He was rushed to hospital where, apart from some cuts and bruises, he was given a clean bill of health.
He was discharged from hospital after four hours and headed straight for the lotto shop.
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