Roads have been pretty bad in Minnesota. Bad enough that a pickup truck falling 30 feet off a bridge in Duluth isn’t surprising. What is shocking is that the driver survived.
The morning after Monday’s single-car crash that sent him sailing off the Blatnik Bridge and falling about 30 to 40 feet, Mark Anderson was already walking, however gingerly, down the intensive care hallway outside his room.
“It’s a miracle he’s alive,” said his longtime girlfriend, Connie Everett, who was by Anderson’s side in a room at Essentia Health—St. Mary’s Medical Center’s Neuro and Trauma Intensive Care Unit in Duluth on Tuesday.
She called him Superman for the way he suffered only marginally compared to what could be feared or even expected from the drop Anderson described.
“I did a 1½ (somersault) pike, is what I’m thinking,” Anderson said. “I stuck the landing.”