IDAHO FALLS — Tyler Pickering was being crushed by a garbage truck for 10 to 15 minutes before he was able to reach into his pocket for his cell phone and call for help.
“Honestly, I thought that was it, underneath the garbage truck. I was going to be dead out in the middle of a field and that was my life,” Pickering told EastIdahoNews.com.
The incident happened on Tuesday near North 3700 East in Jefferson County early afternoon.
The 28-year-old has been a tow truck driver for seven years and works for Sunkiss Towing and Lindsay Truck & Towing.
Crushed by a cab
“It had the cab up on the garbage truck and I was trying to shut the cab so I could tow it. I got behind the wheel and inside the engine, I unlocked the safety latch for it,” Pickering explained. “Usually it has a thing that catches it, a bottle jack, and …