Man Trapped In Vehicle

by Christa Lollis

A two vehicle accident this afternoon forced rescue personnel to remove a man from his truck.   DPS troopers say the driver of an 18 wheeler was about to turn off of FM 2497, when the driver of a Vend Buffet company truck slammed into the big rig from behind, smashing the front of the truck. The driver of the smaller truck was trapped for nearly an hour, before firefighters from Lufkin and Diboll freed him. He was taken to Woodland Heights with serious injuries to his leg and cuts on his face and arms. The driver of the 18 wheeler was unharmed, and no citations were issued at the scene.