We recently heard about a golden retriever successfully performing the Heimlich maneuver, but our “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!” calendar just alerted us to an even more amazing news story we missed back in 2004: The Heimlich maneuver successfully performed iby a tractor-trailer.
The short version: The driver of a Ford F-350 on eastbound I-40 near Hickory, N.C., choked on his food and blacked out. His out-of-control pickup crossed the median into the westbound lanes, where it was clipped by a tractor-trailer. The impact dislodged the food from the man’s throat, saving his life. He regained consciousness in the wreckage, with only minor injuries.