(CBS) – A longtime delivery driver is especially thankful this Thanksgiving after he emerged shaken but okay after a bullet hit his truck.
CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.READ MORE: Ed’s Driveway: Toyota Sienna
Seymour Sanders has been driving a UPS route in Englewood for 19 years. He says he’s never had a close call – until Wednesday.
Sanders still isn’t sure what happened, other than he just reacted when he heard the pop of bullets. He stayed down in his vehicle and called 9-1-1.
“I didn’t even get the chance to get out of the car. All I heard was gunshots,” he tells CBS 2.
Chicago police came to his aid almost immediately, he says.READ MORE: 17-Year-Old Boy Shot, Killed In Gresham Neighborhood
A stray bullet came close to his head and cracked a side window and ended up in his truck. He himself was unhurt.
Sanders’ wife and son — just home from college for Thanksgiving break – rushed to the scene.
“I’m just blessed to know that he’s still here,” the son, Rashawn Sanders, said.
Sanders says he’ll think long and hard about if he wants to stay on the job.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Frost Advisory, Sunny Through The Day