By Sandra Rose  | 

Evan Turner

NBA player Evan Turner had an unexpected guest drop in unannounced on Wednesday. The Portland Trail Blazers guard wasn't at home when a trucker lost control of his rig, crashed through a guard rail and plunged 20 feet into Evans' backyard swimming pool in Portland, Oregon.

Emergency responders rescued the driver from his semi-truck which was submerged in the pool.

One EMT worker held his head above the water while fire & rescue workers used the jaws of life to extricate him from the cab of the truck.

Witnesses say at least 8 emergency personnel worked to free the driver who was transported to a hospital where he is being treated for serious internal injuries.

"I wasn't aware that the driver was injured or how badly," Turner, 27, said Wednesday. "But I'm obviously grateful that the first responders were able to rescue him and I hope and pray he'll be fine."

  • Yardgirl

    Yikes!! Glad he made it out alive.

  • MistaO

    A blessing he and family were not enjoying his pool at that time.

  • You Could Never

    I still love your story Evan. I didnt forget!
    God bless the driver who made it out alive.

  • tintin

    now hopefully this guy doesn't sue Evan who was not home at the time and who is clearly not the reason this accident happened. I find that Americans sue for everything

  • justlooking

    No he can't sue Evan, no way no how. He damn near plunged to his death. HIS fault, his insurance company will be paying for this and he will be lucky if he is not sued.

    He should be thanking the force of Angels that covered him.

  • my view

    what's his story?

  • You Could Never

    Real extra sick as an infant. Almost died. Got hit by a car as a toddler. HS Teammate/friend committed suicide. Overcame an awful speech impediment. All kinds of mess.

  • unknown user

    Id move

  • 4FlavorsOfMe CreoleMami

    OMG glad they were able to get him out

  • You Could Never
  • datATLboi

    Wow that's awful

  • Marlika

    The driver problem feel asleep at the wheel. He’s lucky to be alive.

  • my view

    That was a good read

  • Phillybruh

    Oh its a lawyer out here who thinks they can win that.

  • You Could Never

    Im glad to have shared it with ya

  • justlooking


  • Mec-One

    Wow. How close is his property to the road?

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Glad the driver is ok and that no one was home.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Wow! Time to move.

  • ShWa


  • Satin Panther

    Evan Turner is handsome! IDK if I should be saying that chit bcuz that nugga look exactly like my EX!!!

  • KlankyKlank

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