An 18-wheeler carrying a forklift had turned into the alley and rolled over his legs.

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.


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