Schulman screamed when he saw the white sneaker on his right foot turn red as it pooled with blood. He dragged himself toward a gas station. Someone called 911.
An emergency-room doctor later compared the injured right foot to a crushed tomato: Squeeze hard enough, and the insides will burst. The truck’s wheels also wrenched Schulman’s left calfbone, causing a severe fracture.
As he was lifted into an ambulance, Schulman mouthed the name he had seen emblazoned on the truck’s cherry-red cab. He didn’t want to forget it.