Gloucester resident Keith Nuttall has long been a man of faith, but this year he’s celebrating Christmas with even more respect for his savior than usual.
On Wednesday, Dec. 17, Nuttall was heading toward Gloucester from Ware Neck on Route 14 after a day of fishing when he ran into the back of a logging truck. Logs pierced the cab of his pickup truck into the truck bed and impaled it, and he and his vehicle were dragged 200 yards down the road before the logging truck driver realized what had happened and stopped. One log missed Nuttall’s head by three inches.
Nuttall remembers driving past Ware Episcopal Church, then having Pastor Mike Gray of Newington Baptist say he was there for him, then waking up in a Nightingale helicopter with paramedic Shannon Fitzpatrick, the daughter of his friends Ed and Sue Fitzpatrick, taking care of him. He remembers nothing of the accident itself, and has only pieced together what happened from what he’s been told by others.
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