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Man injured in cement truck rollover

Lubbock Police say a man is lucky to be alive after flipping the concrete mixer truck he was driving Wednesday morning.

Police say 42-year-old Jimmy Alvarez was driving the concrete mixer south bound on Upland Avenue and veered into the west side ditch. Shortly before 10a.m. police believe he may have over corrected, and with the truck being so top heavy because of the concrete drum on top, the truck flipped at least once before landing upright in the ditch.

The concrete drum was thrown off the truck and the shaft used to continually mix the concrete pierced the cab. The entire front side of the cab was completely smashed in, but luckily the driver side door flung open and police were able to get Alvarez out.

Alvarez was airlifted to UMC in critical condition, and LPD accident investigators started marking off the scene. They usually do this when a victim has life threatening injuries, however by the time Aerocare took off, they believe Alvarez was improving and listed him in serious condition.

Alvarez's condition was upgraded to satisfactory on Wednesday afternoon,

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