PAW PAW, Mich. -- A 21-year-old man was taken on a wild ride Wednesday afternoon when the wheelchair he was in became attached to the grille of a semi-truck and was taken four miles down a highway at about 50 mph.
The man, whose name police did not release, was not injured. The driver was unaware he was pushing the man, according to a news release from the Michigan State Police.
Authorities began receiving calls about 4 p.m. that the semi was traveling westbound on Red Arrow Highway, just outside of Paw Paw, with the wheelchair.
"It was quite a ride," the man reportedly told police.
"The man spilled his soda pop, but he wasn't upset," Sgt. Kathy Morton of the Michigan State Police said.
Police said the man was unharmed and unfazed by the incident.
The driver was in disbelief when he stepped out of the semi and saw what he had picked up along the way, police said.
"When he saw us, he was like, 'What's going on?'" Morton said.
An investigation revealed the driver had pulled out of a local gas station when the man in the wheelchair pulled in front of the semi, according to police. His wheelchair somehow became lodged by its handles to the front grille.
"Thank God the semi didn't go on (Interstate) 94," Morton said.
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