It was a near miss; the Edgewood man had to keep his foot on the brake or drop down a 200-foot embankment. East Pierce Fire and Rescue crews engineered a happy ending Friday.
The call came at 12:57 p.m. from an address in the 12500 block of 35th Street East, according to fire officials. The man had been backing up his truck, but he hit the gas instead of the brake, and rolled over the edge of the embankment. He was stuck with his foot on the brake.
Fire and Rescue crews hooked a chain to a fire engine and pulled the man and the truck to safety. He was not injured. Here’s a photo of the save, courtesy of East Pierce Fire and Rescue.