Updated 03/27/13 – 12:04 p.m.
RANTOUL, Ill. (CBS) — Ethan Asofsky thought he was going to suffocate when he became pinned under a car along I-57, after his own car slid off the highway and another car struck him, but he’s alive and well thanks to a trio of Good Samaritans, including a state trooper.
“I really thought I wasn’t going to get out from under there,” the University of Illinois journalism student said Wednesday, a day after he was released from the hospital. “I am about the luckiest person in the world right now.”
WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports Asofsky’s car skidded into a ditch along I-57 near Rantoul on Monday during a snowstorm that buried parts of central Illinois in a foot or more of snow. Several other vehicles also slid off the road, including one that hit his car.