WEST POINT — Emergency officials were giving credit to a fast-acting stepson for saving the life of his stepfather.
The West Point man, 42, was in very serious condition after a pickup truck he was working on fell on top of him when a jack failed around 2:30 p.m. Monday.
West Point Deputy Sheriff Scott Harper said when the jack failed, the stepson ran around to check on the man and found him unconscious.
He said the stepson then jacked the truck back up and moved the man from under the truck.
“If he would not have acted as fast as he did, the individual probably would have died,” Harper said. “The family did a great job.”
The man was working between the wheel and the left fender of the truck when the vehicle fell on top of him.
Davis County paramedics arrived within a minute of the call and found the man semiconscious with severe chest injuries. He was taken by helicopter to an area hospital.
The family did not wish to release the man’s name, Harper said. Police are investigating the cause of the failed jack.