Truck Driver Electrocuted In Kalamazoo
A Kalamazoo man is in critical condition after the truck, which he was driving, struck a high-voltage powerline.
Kalamazoo Police responded to the 2900-block of Miller Road, around 7:15 AM Wednesday morning, where they found the victim unresponsive, not breathing and without a pulse. Paramedics performed CPR for several minutes and were able to regain a pulse and breathing, using an Automatic External Defibrillator. The 56-year-old Kalamazoo man was taken to Bronson Hospital in critical condition.
Witnesses say the driver was driving through the parking lot of a Miller Road business when he struck the powerline with his truck. A co-worker witnessed the accident and was able to drag the man to safety, away from the live powerline.
Authorities continue to investigate the incident.