Runaway truck rescue mission caught on cameraUPDATED 4:33 AM HST May 16, 2014Video Transcript
06:40 "Just had to get it stopped." THIS IS VIDEO FROM OFFICER TIM WALKER'S DASHCAM. 59:32 "there was a truck with no driver." THAT DRIVER... 10:27 "Good Lord put me in the right place at the right time." WAS ALREADY OUT OF HARM'S WAY.. 16:09 "I sure appreciate what they did for me." IT ALL STARTED WHEN 83-YEAR-OLD FREDERICK WATKINS COULDN'T GET HIS TRUCK TO START FRIDAY MORNING IN CHESNEE. HE WENT UNDER THE HOOD.. AND GOT IT GOING.. NOT REALIZING THAT IT WAS ALREADY IN REVERSE. 13:46 "I tried to catch it, but shoot.." THE OUT-OF- CONTROL TRUCK.. HIT WATKINS.. 15:50 "knocked a hole in my head back here." KNOCKING HIM TO THE GROUND. 8:33 "first thing I noticed was a man laying in the parking lot. He was bleeding pretty bad." MAIL CARRIER RUSTY TUCKER.. WAS DELIVERING NEARBY.. 8:48 "the truck was pretty close to him." HE STOPPED.. AND PULLED WATKINS.. AWAY FROM THE CIRCLING TRUCK. 00:19 "in my eyes, he's the real hero." TWO OTHER WITNESSES.. CALLED 911.. TO GET OFFICER WALKER ON THE WAY. WATCH.. HE TRIED TO GET INTO THE DRIVER'S SEAT.. 7:02 "it's going a lot faster than it looks." BUT HE GOT KNOCKED AWAY. THEN.. HE JUMPED INTO THE PICK-UP'S BED.. AND USED IS BATON.. 06:49 "these batons are pretty awesome, I guess." TO BREAK THE WINDOW. HE CLIMBED INSIDE.. AND STOPPED THE ENGINE. 16:16 "I could've been dead, ain't no telling. They saved my life." 10:53 "this was a team effort between us." 1:30 "there's still good left in people. I believe if this happened in a bigger city there would've been a lot more cell phone cameras out instead of helping. You know how people are nowadays." DOING WHAT WAS RIGHT.. WHEN A DAY ON THE CLOCK.. HAD THEM WORKING AGAINST IT. MIKE MCCORMICK, WYFF NEWS FOUR, CHESNEE.