Semi wrecks when driver chokes on Do-Si-Do's - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Semi wrecks when driver chokes on Do-Si-Do's

Gibson managed to get his rig stopped without further damage Gibson managed to get his rig stopped without further damage
The fire hydrant was broken off the water main The fire hydrant was broken off the water main
Water gushed until it could be shut off Water gushed until it could be shut off
Gibson said "It's just by the grace of God that I'm here now!" Gibson said "It's just by the grace of God that I'm here now!"
(SOURCE: Girl Scouts) (SOURCE: Girl Scouts)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Jerome Gibson was driving his big rig into Albany from Sylvester when he lost consciousness, and his truck smashed into a utility pole, and knocked a fire hydrant out of the ground.

Gibson, who has 27 years behind the wheel, told WALB that he was eating Do-Si-Do Girl Scout cookies, when he choked. He said he reached for his coffee cup, and all of a sudden everything went black as he lost oxygen.

"I've never had anything like this happen," he said. "It's just by the grace of God that I'm here now!"

His rig careened on to the side of the road, smashing the hydrant, and then the power pole. He came to in time to get the truck stopped. By then something had punctured a fuel tank on his t5ruck, and diesel fuel leaked onto the ground.

First responders, Water Gas and Light, and the Albany Fire Department were quickly on the scene to secure the live power line, collect the leaking fuel, and shut off the water that gushed from the broken water main.

Gibson was heading west with his load when it happened.

 

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Walnut Ridge Police Chief, officer on administrative leave

    Walnut Ridge Police Chief, officer on administrative leave

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:03 PM EDT2018-04-21 02:03:48 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:16 AM EDT2018-04-21 14:16:02 GMT

    According to Walnut Ridge City Attorney Nancy L. Hall, Walnut Ridge Police Chief Chris Kirksey and Sgt. Matt Cook have been placed on administrative leave. 

    According to Walnut Ridge City Attorney Nancy L. Hall, Walnut Ridge Police Chief Chris Kirksey and Sgt. Matt Cook have been placed on administrative leave. 

  • Manila turns up the heat for first ever event

    Manila turns up the heat for first ever event

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:11 AM EDT2018-04-21 14:11:59 GMT
    Twelve BBQ groups are lined up to cook for the competition. (Source: Blaz'in BBQ Festival)Twelve BBQ groups are lined up to cook for the competition. (Source: Blaz'in BBQ Festival)
    Twelve BBQ groups are lined up to cook for the competition. (Source: Blaz'in BBQ Festival)Twelve BBQ groups are lined up to cook for the competition. (Source: Blaz'in BBQ Festival)

    Blaz'in BBQ Festival creates excitement for the town of Manila, as orchestrated by the organization, "Moving Manila Forward." 

    Blaz'in BBQ Festival creates excitement for the town of Manila, as orchestrated by the organization, "Moving Manila Forward." 

  • Gov. Greitens denies wrongdoing after felony charges filed over charity donor list use

    Gov. Greitens denies wrongdoing after felony charges filed over charity donor list use

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:03 AM EDT2018-04-21 04:03:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has been charged with felony computer tampering.

    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has been charged with felony computer tampering.

Powered by Frankly