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Fred Walch holds the door open while Josh Behrens climbs down out of an overturned truck that had been driven by Brian Polka. Behrens pulled Polka from the wreck, last Tuesday, Oct. 5. (Carissa Sitki/ Calhoun News-Herald)By Carissa Sitki
Last Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 5, Brian W. Polka was driving along Rt. 100, near Straight Home Bar and Grill’s south driveway, when a car driven by Destiny D. Hannel turned left without yielding, forcing him to swerve to avoid a collision.
Polka’s truck rolled over onto its side in the south ditch. Resident, Josh Behrens, was working on a house close by when he heard the accident. “I didn’t see it happen, but I heard a loud smash,” he said. “I ran over there and saw the truck.”
Behrens sprang into action, climbing up the truck and opening the passenger door to help the driver get out of the vehicle which was laying on its driver’s side. “I just reached down in there and helped pull him out,” said Behrens.
Fred Walch, Polka’s coworker, was following behind when the wreck occurred. “[The truck] went in one ditch, airborne, and into the other,” said Walch.
Polka was transported, by ambulance, to Jersey County Hospital with minor injuries. Hannel was cited for failure to yield turning left. No further information was made available.