A CLOSE CALL Seventy-three-year-old Precinct 3 employee John Culp of Rockdale wriggled out of the wreckage of this pneumatic roller with two broken ribs, numerous bruises and a cut thumb at 11:20 a.m. Thursday on County Road 318, one-half mile from FM 908. "We were blessed, that's the only way to describe it," Precinct 3 Commissioner Dale Jacks said. "When we first saw this we thought the worst." Jaecks said Culp sustained chips on the end of some vertebrae. "The doctors said those will heal," Jaecks said. "He also needed four stitches for the cut on his thumb. The roller went off the road during maintenance work on the county road. AMR ambulance personnel and the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department responded. Culp was flown to Scott & White Hospital, Temple, for treatment.