Man survives hours pinned under car

NC_towtruckhero1104_700x394Portland, Ore. — (KGW) Robert Hooper was just doing his job, loading a disabled vehicle onto his flatbed tow truck, when he made a decision that likely saved the life of another man Monday afternoon.

One of his clients mentioned that there was something odd down the 50-foot embankment nearby. Hooper decided to walk over and take a look.

He saw what looked like a crumpled car and hiked down the steep hill along Highway 20 to check it out.

“When I walked down to it, I realized there was a body laying there,” Hooper recalled. “There was definitely a flood of emotions.”

The body was wedged between the car and a tree stump. Hooper yelled to call police to his clients waiting along the highway above. He thought the driver was dead.

“He was motionless,” Hooper said. “But then he lifted his arm up and mumbled, ‘Help.'”

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