“When that boulder came down and hit me, it just sounded like a blast going off. It was hair-raising, something I don’t want to experience again, that’s for sure,” Maddex told KTUU.
Though Maddex came just inches from being crushed to death by the heavy boulder, he walked away from the incident with only the smallest of injuries — two scratches on his knuckles.
Maddex said that he did not expect to survive when he saw the boulder heading towards his truck. “I thought I was dead. I’m just thankful. I definitely have an angel looking over my shoulder,” he said.
Aside from walking away with his life, Maddex also got something else out of his brush with death — a new nickname from his fellow truck drivers. “They’re calling me, ‘the Rock Maddex’” he explained, chuckling.