Truck driver from Athol injured, saved by friend who hauls load, - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Truck driver from Athol injured, saved by friend who hauls load, and drives truck home

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ATHOL, Idaho -

“You can tell I believe in angels.”

A shelf full of angels sits in Marsha Hertig’s living room right next to her wedding picture.

Her and her husband, W.K., have been together for almost 30 years.

They own a trucking business; W.K. does all of the driving and lives life on the road.

“He stays in Texas,” Hertig said.

Last Friday, W.K. left Texas to deliver a load to Fort Wainwright in Alberta, Canada.

But he made a stop in Davidson, Saskatchewan to adjust a tarp on his truck.
That’s when his travels changed.

“He fell on his right hip and he carries a leather man tool and so when he fell it broke his pelvis all the way through,” Hertig said.

Thankfully, another driver saw him on the ground in pain and called 911.
W.K. would be taken to a hospital in Saskatoon, leaving his truck and trailer in Davidson.
But a friend of a friend of W.K’s would be the angel in the cab.

“He stopped by the hospital in Saskatoon to get the keys from WK and got the truck and delivered the load,” Hertig said, “and then put his little Yukon on our trailer so he would have a way home and brought it down."

Now the truck and trailer are home in Athol and Marsha is now working to get an emergency passport to get to W.K.

They won’t be able to spend Mother’s Day together, but they will spend their 30th wedding anniversary next week in a hospital room.

“I just need to see him, they tell me they are taking very good care of him and all of that but he is my husband and I just want to see him,” she said.

Marsha says that W.K. will need to spend the next few weeks in the hospital recovering from his injuries.

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