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"Swamp People" saved by a boat!

Posted by on May. 2, 2012 at 8:00 AM
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For the millionth time, "Swamp People" star Joe LaFont's life was spared by a boat -- except this time ... it wasn't in gator-infested marshlands ... it was on an Arkansas highway.

As we previously reported, LaFont and his gator-hunting stepson Tommy Chauvinwere nearly killed on Monday in a nasty 5-car pile-up near the Arkansas-Louisiana state border -- when a tractor-trailer (below) rammed the truck behind him.

According to LaFont, the truck behind him was towing a boat -- and that's the reason he's still alive.

LaFont tells us, when the tractor-trailer hit the boat, it turned the truck sideways -- and the truck T-boned Joe rather than barreling straight through him.

Joe tells us, "If it wasn't for the boat, I would have been killed ... It was like a bomb went off."


According to Joe, his F-150 and its attached cargo trailer were totaled in the wreck.

Joe didn't suffer any serious injuries -- but he says his neck and shoulders have been bothering him since the crash ... so he's visiting a doctor later today.


Joe says he does not plan to sue.

by on May. 2, 2012 at 8:00 AM
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MrsNewman
by Shayna on May. 2, 2012 at 8:01 AM

Im so happy they are okay! I love their show! They seem like really good honest people!!! I hope he gets good news at the doctor today!

gmadiane
by Diane on May. 2, 2012 at 8:59 AM

glad they are ok

jltplk25
by Platinum Member on May. 2, 2012 at 9:08 AM
Oh wow!
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Karen_29
by on May. 2, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Im glad they are ok..I watch it sometimes with my husband and son..They watch it all the time.

MamaMandee
by Mandee on May. 2, 2012 at 12:23 PM

wow!!

Jessica020410
by Jessica on May. 2, 2012 at 7:02 PM
Glad they're ok!
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BeachMommy07
by on May. 2, 2012 at 8:59 PM

I used to watch this show often when I had cable.

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