NORTH MIAMI-DADE — Fire Rescue worked diligently to save a man that was pinned under a truck for nearly two hours after he collided with a dump truck on Friday morning.
The incident took place at NW 3rd Avenue and 119th Street at about 6:45 a.m. when 45-year-old Artise Stanley, who was driving a box truck for “Pass It On Ministry,” struck the back of the dump truck. Stanley’s box truck was crushed and became wedged underneath the other vehicle. He remained conscious throughout the ordeal.
According to authorities, the dump truck was not moving at the time of the accident.
CBS Miami reports that Stanley has been a driver for “Pass It On Ministry,” a food pantry for the needy, for the past 10 years.
The man was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital, now in good condition, and is expected to make a full recovery only sustaining a few broken bones, according to WSVN Channel 7, .
“This is an accident that a matter of centimeters would have meant the difference between life and death,” said Dr. Marc Grossman of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.