Two Mainers rescue NH man trapped inside crashed truck
MILTON, N.H. (WGME) -- Two strangers rip apart an overturned truck to save a man trapped inside after an accident on the Spaulding Turnpike in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire State Police say two Mainers likely saved an elderly man's life after his truck rolled over Friday morning.
That man is now recovering at home in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.
Matt McCluskey of Kittery and his two kids were driving along Rt. 16 Friday morning when they saw a truck fishtail and swerve off the road.
As they approached, McCluskey tells CBS13 News the truck was on its side and the crash was far worse than he imagined.
McCluskey found 74-year-old Robert Davis covered in blood, suffering life-threatening injuries.
There was blood on his face, coming out of his nose, his mouth, and his ear, McCluskey said.
He says another man, Aaron Allen of West Newfield, arrived moments later ready to help.
We knew we had to do something, we knew we had to help the guy out, McCluskey said. I climbed in through the sunroof and kicked the windshield, and Aaron pulled it apart.
The two men grabbed hold of Davis, pulled him out of the truck, and carried him to a nearby snowbank.
McCluskey and Allen stayed at Davis' side until paramedics arrived minutes later.
Through all of this, McCluskey's son and daughter watched from the car.
I was like, oh my gosh, said 10-year-old Jennifer McCluskey. I put my head down on the door and said, Please let him be okay, let him be okay.
Thanks to her dad, Davis is okay and recovering at home.
McCluskey says he hopes his first meeting with Davis wont be his last.
In a few days I will get ahold of him and talk to him, McCluskey said. Hopefully have a coffee, shake his hand, and give him a hug.
Mccluskey says the most important thing that he did while helping Davis was stay calm.
He says his career as an air traffic controller at Logan Airport has taught him how to keep his cool in emergency situations.
New Hampshire State Police say the investigation is ongoing but that Davis could've had a medical episode that forced him to lose control of his truck.