CONROE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – An East Texas driver who was impaled by a fence post managed to call 911 on his own despite his injuries.
It happened early Tuesday morning in Montgomery county just north of Houston.READ MORE: North Texas Woman Whose Unborn Child Could Not Be Saved Shares Personal Abortion Story
Police said the driver hit a deer, swerved his Chevrolet pickup off the road and hit a fence on Highway 75 north of Shepherd Hill Road.
First responders found the man, who’s in his 20s awake and conscious despite having a 2-inch fence post piercing his abdomen.READ MORE: Texas Secretary of State’s Office Releases New Information On Audit of 2020 Election
Firefighters worked close to 30 minutes to free him. The post was cut shorter and the man was transported with the remainder of the pipe still in him.
He was taken to Conroe Regional Hospital in critical condition. He was the only occupant of the truck.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating and Highway 75 remains closed in both directions between the Walker County Line and Shepherd Hill Road.MORE NEWS: Armed Woman Dies Following Allen Police Officer-Involved Shooting In Wendy's Parking