LEBANON, Maine (AP) – A Lebanon, Maine, rescue department volunteer narrowly avoided serious injuries when a large truck slid over him during a “Go Deep Mud” contest.

Assistant Rescue Chief Jason Cole says the driver lost control of her Chevy truck during Sunday’s race. While not the largest “monster truck” in the race, Cole said it was much larger than a normal truck, with roughly 35-inch wheels.

Witnesses said the truck apparently had a stuck throttle.

Cole said the truck ran over the EMT as he went underneath it. But fortunately, Cole said, the tires did not pass over him and became stuck in the thick mud. The EMT was able to crawl out on his own and walked to an ambulance. He was treated and released from a hospital.


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