21-year-old man trapped under truck for several days was found alive by his sister

Rebelander Basilan
Aug 22, 2018
07:40 P.M.

Joe Rightmire was found alive under an overturned truck in the foothills of Idaho two days after he went missing.


His sister, Tasha Goforth, discovered the pick-up truck while out looking for her 21-year-old brother and immediately called 911.

Firefighters and law enforcement officials rushed to the Taylor Mountain Road and Henry Creek in Idaho Falls on August 6, 2018.

They pulled Rightmire out of the three-quarter-ton vehicle, which had rolled down a ravine and landed on its side in a small, narrow stream bed.

They used heavy extrication equipment to get the driver out of the wreckage. They also used large airbags that were inflated under the vehicle.


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Despite having spent two days stuck beneath the overturned vehicle, Rightmire remained conscious and even spoke to the rescue team.

A smaller rescue truck had to be sent to the scene because the road above the overturned vehicle was too narrow.

Rightmire was quickly treated by medics at the scene and then flown to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

The rescuers used a large boom truck to remove his vehicle from the ravine.


Deadly road crashes

A one-year-old child in Gauteng, South Africa was not as lucky as Rightmire.

On March 23, 2018, 23-year-old Shanie Norries was driving along R54 when she collided with a pickup truck, killing her one-year-old daughter.

Norries suffered severe injuries while her daughter Reanei was declared dead at the scene.

The mother was rushed to the hospital where she remained in a coma for more than two weeks.

A car crash also claimed the life of a father in Kansas City.

Aaron Daniel, a 29-year-old father of four, was driving a Dodge Avenger when he was T-boned by another vehicle that was trying to escape the police.

The crash happened just hours after his son was born. Three other people were killed in the road mishap.

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