COLUMBIA, Tenn. – The U.S. Marshal, who's SUV was smashed by a tractor trailer Thursday evening, admits he thought he was a goner as he watched the accident unfold.
"After it hit the roof and come down, I wasn't bleeding or hurting or nothing," said David Wray. "I said, you know, ‘This all it is? Is this it?!' Because I was expecting a lot worse!"
Officials said that U.S. Marshal and Maury County Sheriff's Deputy David Wray was in his Ford Explorer when a load cardboard shifted inside the trailer as it merged onto the highway and the trailer flipped, landing on top of Wray's SUV.
Wray got choked up as he reflected on the tremendous amount of support he's gotten from friends and family in the last 24 hours.
Amazingly, David Wray escaped with only cracked vertebrae.
Wray said he was traveling on the highway, in the right lane while another 18-wheeler was traveling in the left lane. He said a second tractor trailer was entering the highway via an on-ramp, when David noticed its trailer threatening to tip.
At that moment, David Wray said the trailer came toppling over onto his Ford Explorer, leaving him virtually untouched.
"Thank goodness nobody was with me, because it would've been a much different outcome!"