Jaffrey resident Fogg rescued from under truck with minimal injury

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 5/2/2017 6:59:06 AM

Nineteen-year-old Jaffrey resident Sebastian Fogg was trapped under a pickup truck for about 45 minutes last week.

The incident occurred around midday on Thursday, April 27, on Hadley Road in Jaffrey. Fogg was doing work on the underside of the truck when his jack gave way, pinning him between the axle and bumper as he called for help.

The call was made to emergency responders at 12:23 p.m. The Jaffrey Fire Department was able to elevate the truck enough to free Fogg, according to Jaffrey Police Chief William Oswalt. He added that the police responded to the scene but that their services were not needed. Fogg was taken to Monadnock Community Hospital for observation.

“We got the call first from across the radio of someone pinned under a truck,” Oswalt said. “Those usually don’t turn out well; he’s a lucky man.”

A helicopter was requested for transport but canceled. Oswalt said Fogg remained conscious and alert, and was able to move himself as firefighters freed him.

The police chief said an airbag, placed under the truck empty and then inflated with compressed air, was used to lift the vehicle.

He also said he has spoken with Fogg’s father, who said they will be looking into further safety measures before going under jacked vehicles again.

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