California father saved by hero son who lifted truck after he got trapped underneath

2 months ago

Oakdale news, California news.

A California teen is hailed a hero after he managed to free his trapped father from underneath a truck while they worked on it Monday night.

Matthew Wilkinson recalled getting trapped underneath his truck while trying to fix the brakes with the help of his 15-year-old son Dalin; at some point, he noticed that the rotor was stuck.

“I couldn’t get a good angle, so I slid my body underneath the truck and was hitting it. The second it popped off, the truck fell.”

“I know it rolled forward because I saw it roll forward and it fell right on top of me. All I could think about was the breath coming out of me. I was just squished. I couldn’t talk. I couldn’t yell.’

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  • The boy remembered the moment the truck dropped on his father and he heard him “make a noise like his soul was leaving his body.

    “I just ran over and tried as hard as I could to get it up enough to get him out,” he said.

    The man rolled himself out and was taken to a hospital with a punctured lung and broken ribs and shoulder. The entire ordeal was caught on surveillance footage.

    “My son is my hero. He saved my life,” Wilkinson concluded.