Lithia, Florida -- A 27-year-old man is lucky to be alive after a dump truck fell on top of his vehicle trapping him inside Thursday morning.
Justin Richard says his friend Adam Souders was on his way to work driving down County Road 39 around 9:30 a.m.
"As soon as I got the call, I got sick," says Richard.
Souders never made it. He was in this white pickup truck when deputies say a dump truck failed to yield the right of way at the intersection of Hwy 672 and County Road 39 and crashed into him.
"I hate to see something like this, especially to my friend," says Richard.
Souders was trapped inside for over an hour as emergency crews worked to rescue him from inside.
"It took special equipment, special training. It was very complicated," says Ronnie Rivera, with the Hillsborough County Fire Department.
A complicated rescue that may have saved Souders' life who is in critical condition at Tampa General Hospital.
"It's horrible. My thoughts and prayers are with him," says Richard.
The driver of the dump truck, 37-year-old Ynefre Fernandez, was cited for violation of right of way.
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