A man survives being crushed by a recycling compactor truck twice as he was trashed after a night of being drunk.
According to the Huffington Post, after a night out at a Portland, Oregon bar on Thursday, the 27-year-old Justin Gilpatrick made the wise decision not to drive home drunk and instead slept off the alcohol in a recycling dumpster. However, when Waste Management crews emptied the contents of the dumpster into a compactor truck at around 1 a.m. on Friday, Gilpatrick was in for a rude awakening.
Not knowing that Gilpatrick was now lodged in the truck, the driver continued on his route for a quarter of a mile and compacted his load twice before hearing Gilpatrick’s terrified screams. Luck was on Gilpatrick’s side as the truck hardly had any recyclables, as if it did, the drunkard might not be alive to tell the tale.
Spokeswoman for waste management Jackie Lang commended the truck driver’s actions, saying that, “This is… a well-trained driver doing his job. He heard something unusual and immediately pulled over and shut down all of the moving parts in the truck.”
Meanwhile, Gilpatrick says he will never drink again, “I have not had a drink in years…and the one time I do this I see what happens. I will never drink again.” Gilpatrick was sent to the hospital with minor cuts and injuries after the incident.
Man Survives Being Crushed by a Recycling Compactor Truck Twice.