A unique act of heroism took place overnight along I-696 in metro Detroit, MI.
A line of 13 trucks with assistance from Michigan State Police, created a wall on the I-696 freeway to prevent a man from committing suicide by jumping off the overpass.
In a Facebook post on the Twisted Truckers page, Chris Harrison – a truck driver claiming to be a part of the “trucker wall” – said the act of heroism took place between 1:00 and 3:00 a.m. Tuesday, starting with one truck.
Harrison said the cops waved 6 or 7 of the truckers through on the eastbound side of the freeway, then did the same thing on the westbound side.
Take a look:
This photo does show the work troopers and local officers do to serve the public. But also in that photo is a man struggling with the decision to take his own life. Please remember help is available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. pic.twitter.com/RBAlCIXT1o
— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) April 24, 2018
Due to the joint effort, the man was reportedly talked down from the edge of the freeway.
Harrison said the highway patrolman walked to each truck, shook the truckers hand and thanked each member for their contribution.
If you or a loved one is experiencing distress and/or depression, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline immediately at 1-800-273-8255, available 24 hours a day.
Blogged by Deja Miller