i was a kid working at a lumber yard, i was coming back from lunch, when a roach coach (a guy that serviced my yard, and was an arrogant ass) pulls threw our switch track, around the safety arms and has his truck explode from impact of a mile long freight train.
it went threw that truck, like a brick threw a paper towel. i still have scars from digging him out of the coach. the sheet metal roof ripped up my arms pretty good. i shut of all the gas lines and put him on the side of the road, as he tells me his cook is still in the truck. i look everywhere in the debris, but couldn't find her anywhere. as i literally looked up and scratched my head, i see a body about a 1/4 mile away. i get there and sure enough, it's the cook. i've never seen a body that swollen. about six months later, i got a call from a lawyer, and somehow she survived a six month coma.
the driver's wife came in screaming at me, because of my witness statement. they were "steriotypical" new yorkers (i have many new york friends, and none act like these people) and came in screaming and threatening me, not to testify, and that i had a vendetta against them.
i pulled this, ass gasket, out of his rig, injured myself doing it, put my life on the line to make sure he and his cook were safe, called rescue personal, and secured his $ in a safe place till he came and got it, but somehow my telling the truth in court, was a personal vendetta. what a putz.
i think he got to sit in jail for a year (they found a open container in the truck), and a few years probation, nothing like what his poor cook had to endure.....