DailyMail A dumpster truck driver was rescued after crashing his vehicle into the swimming pool of Portland Trailblazers star Evan Turner. Authorities say the truck’s driver lost control on a hairpin curve and wound up careening down a hill and into the pool on Wednesday morning. According to KATU, the driver of the truck was eventually rescued by emergency personnel but was helped by Turner’s chef. He reportedly rushed out of the house after the crash happened to keep the driver’s head above water until first responders arrived. Rescuers from the Portland Fire & Rescue Bureau raced to the site of the crash, reported at 8.49am, to reach the driver’s cab which was partially submerged in pool water, said bureau spokeswoman Capt Louisa Jones. At least one rescuer held the driver’s head up from the water while others used the ‘jaws of life’ to pry the damaged steering column from the center console which had pinned the driver inside the vehicle, according to Jones. Jones said the truck was coming down a hairpin turn in the twisty West Hills when ‘it lost control somehow…and went over an embankment. Dirt from the debris vehicle, which Jones estimated had an open cargo area of five feet by 10 feet by 15 feet, spread all over the yard and pool area where the truck came to rest. A heavy duty tow truck was removing the truck from the pool by 11am, she said. The driver, who was not identified, had serious injuries and was taken to Oregon Health and Science University Medical Center for treatment.
While the Portland Trail Blazers were in Minnesota taking on the Timberwolves, a truck driver lost control of his big rig while going around a hairpin turn, and the truck ended up in the backyard swimming pool of Blazers star Evan Turner. Luckily, nobody was using the pool at the time, and Turner has to be extremely thankful that he and his loved ones are safe. Rescuers needed to hold the truck driver’s head above the water of Turner’s pool until the jaws of life were brought in to free him, and the driver was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, but is expected to survive according to reports. Turner’s personal chef even helped in the rescue efforts. A scary situation for Evan Turner, who will probably rethink the location of his swimming pool, that is apparently right beneath a dangerous hairpin turn.