MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Two officers were able to rescue a man stuck underneath a car in Mesa.

The incident happened in the driveway of a house near Mesa Drive and Main Street around 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday.

Mesa police rescue man trapped under car

Devon Haycock and his wife, Kaylin, were working on the undercarriage of her Honda Civic when one of the jacks gave out.

"I thought it was only going to take me a couple of seconds, which it definitely should have. So I had a jack that I put on one front end and another jack that I put on the other front end, just so I can slide right in, do what I need to do and slide right back out in less than a minute," Devon explained.

"I had just handed him a flathead and he just barely shifted to get his arm in a certain position and the whole car came off the jack and the car bounced on him and he screamed," Kaylin added. "That's the second I thought his whole body had been smashed and I couldn't see him so I thought the worst, of course."

Devon said the worst part was that he had a perfect view of his wife, who was panicking.

"It was awful the whole time, just saying, 'I love you, it's OK. I love you, I'm fine.' Just trying to keep her calm. It was the worst time ever," Devon said.

His wife, who is four months pregnant, tried to use a jack to get the car off of him herself. She also tried to lift the sedan, to no avail.

"There was nothing that I could do alone. It wrecks a person. You're sitting there helpless. There's nothing you can do," Kaylin said.

Devon was on the phone with dispatchers who were trying to help him control his breathing.

"It was just the stress that was just right on my chest. I could have a bunch of little breaths. I couldn't really take deep breaths whatsoever. A lot of it was just the weight of the car that was right on my chest," Devon said.

Luckily for the couple, Mesa Police officers Nolan Martineau and Josh Gardner arrived within three minutes.

"They said there was a jack on the other side of the car so I was going to go look at it but I see that the jack on his side of the car was tilted over so that lasted about three seconds and Officer Gardner said, 'Hey, let's try to pick it up. So, it happened really fast,'" Officer Martineau recalled. "It's just a one-shot lift so give it all you got with that one lift," said Officer Gardner.

The father-to-be crawled out from under the car as it was lifted about 3-4 inches off the ground.

"For them to get there that quick was just amazing," Devon said.

"I was really glad to see his face was intact," his wife added.

Devon walked away from the incident with some soreness, which he says he will gladly accept considering the alternative.

"I'm not going to forget this. It was good to help," said Officer Gardner.

Watch raw video of the entire incident in the player above.

 

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