This is truly...an incredible tale...about fate, destiny or just plain goofy circumstance.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP)
After being struck by a pickup truck, Morgan Taylor said he was stunned when he was taken away on a stretcher and then recognized a member of the ambulance crew as the driver who allegedly hit him.
"I looked at him; I think he looked back at me," said 16-year-old Morgan, of Elbow Lake. "It was kinda weird. I was scared. I didn't dare say anything."
The emergency medical technician, an 18-year-old Fergus Falls man, who is accused of hitting the teenager is expected to be charged next week in Grant County with felony criminal vehicular injury and misdemeanor reckless driving, according to the county attorney's office.
Morgan, who was released from the hospital July 31, said he chuckles sometimes about the bizarre scenario even though he suffered three broken ribs, a bruised lung and severe facial lacerations.
According to police, Morgan and a friend were walking home July 27 when they recognized a girl in a passenger seat in a pickup truck at an Elbow Lake park. The boys did not know the driver.
"They were starting to talk to them or harass them or whatever," said Elbow Lake Police Chief Luverne Sik.
The driver backed up, and Morgan's friend hopped in the back of the truck. But Morgan was hit when the driver pulled forward, Sik said. The driver told investigators that one of the boys became confrontational, so he left. But Morgan said the driver just sped away.
Morgan said his friend helped him limp to a nearby clinic, where the doctor called an ambulance to take him to the hospital. When the ambulance arrived, Morgan said he recognized the driver as part of the crew.
(Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press.
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08-15-2002, 05:53 AM #1
I looked up and thought....gee, you look familiar!
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08-15-2002, 07:51 AM #2
"No, officer, I didn't see the driver of the car that hit me... but I'd recognize my wife's laugh anywhere."www.cafepress.com/firerev
08-15-2002, 08:47 AM #3
Either a great sense of guilt on the driver's behalf, or total utter stupidity.
"Errr... hey Jimbo, stop the ambulance, this place looks really familiar."
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08-15-2002, 04:32 PM #5
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08-16-2002, 04:41 PM #6
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