Landscaper crushed under truck freed himself with ‘superhuman strength’
A LANDSCAPER who lay crushed beneath a two-and-a-half-ton dumper truck managed to free himself with “superhuman strength” after thinking he was going to die.
Kevin McNab managed to break free of the truck on top of him, despite agonising pain from a broken leg and broken ribs.
The 42-year-old landscape gardener from Strathtay, Perthshire said: “I was working in a steep banking when the truck started to go over.
“Normally they topple quite slowly, but my waterproofs got stuck on one of the handles and I couldn’t jump free.”
Mr McNab managed to drag himself into a sitting position against the stillrunning vehicle on the shore of Loch Tay.
“Luckily I had the phone and the ambulance controller kept me on the line talking and reassuring me that help was on the way. I really thought I was going to die.”
Mr McNab, who has two daughters, Millie 10 and Annie, eight, added: “I thought about my kids and that gave me the strength to make a superhuman effort to pull myself free.”
He was stretchered to the nearby helicopter and airlifted to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee where he spent nearly two weeks undergoing operations.