Texas man lives for 3 hours after `horrible accident' March 23, 2001 Yes, you read the headline right. A man in Texas lived for more than three hours after he was cut in half by an 18-wheeler according to the Pensacola News Journal. Emergency officials took 59-year-old Herbert Lee Grossman’s legs to the West Florida Regional Medical Center by ambulance while they airlifted his torso by Baptist Flight helicopter. Amazingly enough the bastard was alive the entire time! A man who witnessed the 18-wheeler accident says: "I couldn't believe it. If you're cut in half, wouldn't you die instantly?" The driver said he rolled out, looked in his rearview mirror and all he saw was legs," said Don Leggett, 53, a truck driver from Pensacola. "He just figured there would be a body attached. I couldn't believe it. If you're cut in half, wouldn't you die instantly?" Nobody is sure how Grossman got caught under the truck, which was traveling less than 5 miles per hour in the parking lot of Speedway in the 3200 block of West Nine Mile Road. The driver of the truck, Eddie Patterson, 55, was not charged. Florida Highway Patrol trooper Melissa Pestana explained it was just a "freak accident." "We got the call as a signal seven (dead person). And then a few minutes later, I heard them saying, `We've got breath,"' Officer Pestana said. "When the paramedics got up to him, he was breathing, and he raised his arms to them. I've seen a lot of very horrible accidents, but never one this horrible where the victim actually survived." Dude, if I would have seen him lift his arms up screaming and ****e like I know he had to have been, I would have focking fainted right there in that parking lot like a little bitch. In other words, I am not the person that you would want to carry the vital and expensive equipment as we are running up to a body that has been severed in two pieces, because of the remote chance that those legs may start walking or the top half of this poor bastard starts reaching out to me, because if I see that, all of that expensive equipment is going to be scattered all over the parking lot. Although Herbert Grossman was pronounced dead at 1:32 p.m., the fact that he survived as long as he did was a shock.