Sheriff nearly crushed to death by his pickup

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A sheriff in West Virginia was nearly crushed to death while working on his pickup.

Lincoln County Sheriff Ken Farley was replacing a fuel pump on his truck this week when the vehicle shifted and landed on top of him.

Thankfully, Farley’s step-son and a friend were both nearby and able to pull him free of the pickup in about 30 seconds, reports.

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Farley suffered four broken ribs and a broken collar bone, according to Lincoln County Chief Deputy J.J. Napier who added that the sheriff was fortunate to have been spared worse than that.

“It was God’s hand,” Napier told “He’s just real sore, other than that spirits are high and him being who he is, he’s ready to come back to work. He’s hard headed and strong willed and he’ll be back before you know it.”