Man survives being trapped in pickup for hours

DIXONVILLE, Ore. -- A man had to be extricated from his wrecked pickup after spending hours in the cold Thursday morning.

Police say Philip Meisner, 33, of Glide, was driving on Buckhorn Road, a two-lane road about 10 miles east of Roseburg, at about 6:00 a.m., when he crossed the roadway and went over an embankment.

His Ford F-150 pickup struck a tree and flipped over in brush about 15 feet below the roadway and trapped him inside.

Meisner called 911 on his cell phone at around 7:00 a.m. and told dispatchers that he was trapped, and the approximate area where he thought he was.

Rescue crews arrived to find Meisner trapped in his pickup, and it took until about 9:00 a.m. before they could get him out.

He was coherent, and was transported to Mercy Medical Center. Officials at the scene say he may have been suffering from hypothermia, along with injuries from the accident.

Meisner was transferred to Sacred Heart at RiverBend in Springfield with what officials say are serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

More information will be released as it becomes available.