Minnesota native helps rescue pinned semi driver after transfer in North Dakota
Logan Schrupp, working on the oil fields, was on his way home to get some sleep after completing a 12-hour flight when he saw another man on the road and waving his arms to knock him down. Schrupp saw the broken half lying up and down the side of the road, then he lit the flashlights and pulled over.
"I noticed there was a guy hanging out on the driver's side window of half," Schrupp said. "The door had climbed into the guy. The backing of the door had busted when it rolled over, so he was dressed in quite good. I said," We'll get this guy out. "" others around to help; it was just Schrupp and the man who flung him down. This man turned out to be another oilfield worker, and just like Schrupp, he just happened to pass by and saw the changeable semi. It was cold and snowy outside, and the two did not know how long the driver was stuck or what damage he might have suffered during the crash. He shook but consciously, Schrupp said.
"He was pretty quiet. I don't think he got much air for him because he was dressed in. When I got up, all he could say was" Help me "and he reached out." [1
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Schrupp and the other man, whose Schrupp only knows Thomas, jumped to action. Thomas pulled the driver's side of the door, and Schrupp was able to pull the driver free.
They called 911 right after it and waved a passing semi so they could use the driver's emergency traffic control triangle. At that time, Schrupp said a few other cars had been lowered on stage and some people took pictures and asked questions.
Krascen happened at 5:55 am in the intersection of BIA Road 14 and Highway 22, about 20 miles north of Killdeer in Dunn County. On Friday, the North Dakota State Patrol said the accident was still being investigated. They identified the driver as 55-year-old Felix Cuello, from Eunice, New Mexico.
According to Schrupp, Cuello was visibly shaken and emotionally after being pulled off semi. Schrupp stayed with him until the authorities arrived, led Cuello into his heated vehicle to warm him up, give him some water and use his first aid skills to check if any broken bones or bleeds. It was remarkable that he did not suffer so much damage.
Schrupp learned that Cuello, who ran a water tanker, had been on its way to delivering water to the same drilling site that Schrupp had just come from. Schrupp works for Stray Creek Services, which performs water transfer services for hydraulic breakage. The 2017 Perham High School graduate lives in North Dakota most of the time now, but still returns to Vergas in his weeks out.
Logan Schrupp, a 2017 Perham High School graduate raised in Vergas, is now working on the oil fields in North Dakota. He still comes home to visit the family in his weeks. Posted image
Schrupp said Cuello didn't speak much English, but he talked a little about the accident and he asked Schrupp to call his family to him.
"He thanked me for getting him out," said Schrupp.
Within minutes, there were several emergency vehicles on site – fire engines, ambulance and local police, sheriffs and state patrol cars. Emergency Responders controlled Cuello for injuries and found that he did not need medical attention. He ended up being picked up by some friends.
The state's patrol said that Cuello traveled south down the highway 22, tried to turn east on BIA Road 14, when he lost control over half due to snow-covered conditions, and tankers rolled in their mid-turn.
"If he had landed on the driver's side and judged how the passenger side looked, he would have been dead for sure," Schrupp said. "The passenger's side door was broken."
Schrupp said he didn't really know what to think when he first went to the stage. He runs a lot for his job and sees many accidents. "But when you actually get close and see someone in that accident and you have to get it out, it really changes your point of view and makes you want to stop for every one," he said.
"I haven't had a lot of runs through my head besides," We must get this guy out "for the moment," he added. "I was just grateful that we got there when we did, and we got him out … It's crazy how ordinary everyday driving can suddenly be extraordinary."