Semi-cide

Season 1, Ep 1 2:24

A semi-truck drives over an unseen man working on his own vehicle, cutting him in half.

SO YOUR PARENTS KNOWWE'RE COMING TONIGHT, RIGHT?

(announcer)ON A BEAUTIFUL SPRING MORNING,

JEFF STEWART AND JESSICA BARON

WERE MAKING THEIR WAYTO LAS VEGAS

TO DO WHAT LOVEBIRDS DO:TIE THE KNOT.

WHAT IF YOUR MOMDOESN'T LIKE ME?

(Jeff) OH, WAIT, TWO SUGARS AND TWO CREAMS, ALL RIGHT?

YEAH. THANKS.

(announcer)BUT AS THEY CLOWNED AROUNDAT A REST STOP,

THEY HAD NO IDEA THEIR DAY

WAS ABOUT TO COME UNDONE.

GET THAT OUT OF MY FACE.

(Jessica)STOP!

PLEASE?PLEASE, COME ON.

LET'S JUST GET IN THE CARAND GO.

WE'RE SO CLOSE.

(announcer)WHILE MUGGING FORTHEIR VIDEO CAMERA,

THE YOUNG COUPLE HEARDA TERRIBLE SCREAMING.

AAH!

JUST TAKE IT EASY, MAN!

(announcer)IT WAS COMING FROM BEHINDTHE SEMI TRUCK

THAT HAD JUST PULLEDTO A STOP.

(Jessica) OH, MY GOD!

(announcer)WHAT THEY SAW WAS SOMETHING

THAT WILL HAUNT THEMFOREVER:

A MAN, TORN IN TWO,CLINGING TO LIFE.

AAH!

FRANK SORIANI HAD BEENUNDER HIS PICKUP TRUCK

FIXING A BROKEN MUFFLER.

THE DRIVER OF THE SEMIDIDN'T SEE FRANK

LYING ON THE GROUND BELOWAND RAN HIM OVER,

SEVERING HIS LOWER BODYFROM HIS UPPER TORSO.

REMARKABLY, THE POOR MANWAS STILL ALIVE.

IN BODIES THAT ARE SEVEREDIN HALF

OR BLOWN IN HALF--

YOU SEE THAT A LOTWITH WAR VICTIMS.

YOU SEE IT WITH PEOPLEWHO GET RUN OVER BY A TRAIN

AND IT CUTS THEM IN HALF.

AS LONG AS YOU HAVEA COMPLETE CIRCULATION OF BLOOD

IN YOUR BODY, YOU SHOULDSURVIVE IT.

IF YOU CUT OFF YOUR LEGS,

THE CIRCULATION CAN STILL TRAVELDOWN THE AORTA

AND GO BACK UP TO THE HEART.

IT CAN BYPASS THE LEGSWITH NO PROBLEM.

AH! AH!

(announcer)WITH FRANK STILL KICKING,MORE OR LESS,

PARAMEDICS ARRIVETO TRANSPORT

BOTH HALVES OF HIS BODY

TO A LOCAL TRAUMA CENTER.

IN A TWIST OF FATE,

EMT CREWS LOST AN HOUR

BECAUSE EACH HALF WAS SENTTO A DIFFERENT HOSPITAL.

DOCTORS SPENT SEVERAL HOURS

TRYING TO SAVE SORIANI'S LIFE,

BUT HE FINALLY EXPIRED

AN INCREDIBLE 3 1/2 HOURSAFTER THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED.

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