Jabalpur, MP, May 9: Ratan Kushwaha, a tempo driver, escaped death by a hair's breadth, when a truck loaded with grains came from the wrong side and dashed against his vehicle on Tuesday on National Highway 7.
Ratan was trapped under the debris of his own tempo, with the truck on top, and the truck driver had fled from the spot.
Local residents and the police had a tough time to find out a way to extricate Ratan from under the debris.
A JCB machine was brought in, and it was decided to topple the truck away, to lighten the load.
This went on for nearly half an hour, during which Ratan went blue in his face, and was on the verge of sinking. The truck was toppled to the other side.
Finally, Ratan was extricated from under his tempo and rushed to hospital. One of his hands was damaged while one of his legs was badly fractured.