Pa. driver escapes serious injury from slab fall

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania man says he’s lucky to be alive after a concrete slab weighing nearly 17 tons fell onto a truck he was driving.

Officials say 36-year-old Edward Shucosky Jr. of Pittston leaving a bank drive-thru near Stroud Mall in Monroe County when the 48-foot-long concrete overhang hit the hood and windshield of the truck just after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The father of two spent more than an hour in the driver’s seat while crews tried to free him. He was flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital for treatment but was discharged Wednesday, having sustained nothing worse than a sprained ankle.

Shucosky, who helps install traffic signals and street lights, said “a few seconds later and it could have been a lot worse.”

Police are investigating why the slab fell. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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