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Man lifts car off trapped cyclist

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by TSGB, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. TSGB

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    PHOENIX, Arizona (Reuters) - A hefty bystander at a road accident in southern Arizona heaved a car clean off a trapped teenage cyclist, possibly saving his life, police said on Friday.
    Eighteen-year-old Kyle Holtrust was struck by a car as he pedaled along a Tucson highway late on Wednesday and pinned beneath it, city police said.
    Tucson paintshop worker Tom Boyle grabbed the Chevrolet Camaro car and lifted it, allowing the driver to haul the injured cyclist clear.
    "He lifted that side of the car completely off the ground," police spokesman Frank Amado told Reuters by telephone.

    Amado said Holtrust was being treated in hospital, and was expected to make a full recovery.
    Local media said Boyle is 6 feet four inches tall and weighs 300 pounds (136 kg).
    "It was outstanding," Amado said. "It is quite unusual to have that strength."
    © Reuters 2006. All Rights Reserved.
     
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    Its the "testing" uncle sam did during the cold war ........ must be in the water :wink1:
     
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    Tucson.... rings a bell.. Oh THAT Tucson! lol
     
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    I used to know a man who did nearly the same thing (cancer). Richard was about 6 foot, but couldn't have been more than 180 lbs. He told me it was all adreneline (sp?) and the next day he hurt like hell. Every joint in his body that took some of the load was in agony.
     

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