Late Saturdy night, 31year old Justin Griffith was traveling southbound on Highway 50 when his truck suddenly swerved off the road and crashed through a bridge guardrail near the FM 166 intersection.
Griffith survived the fall, but was trapped inside the vehicle overnight without means of communication.
Almost 7 hours after the accident, a random passer-by spotted the severely damaged guardrail and pulled over to find Griffith’s truck lying in a ditch.
EMS and police weren't able to arrive on scene until just before 7 o'clock Sunday morning to begin the process of prying Griffith from his truck.
According to police, Griffith has a history of medical problems including heart attack and stroke, which may have contributed to his accident.
Griffith is believed to have suffered several broken bones in the crash; he is currently being treated at St. Joseph Regional Health Center.
Police do not believe that alcohol was involved.