April 24–While you were sleeping, a unique act of heroism took place overnight along I-696 in metro Detroit.
A line of 13 truckers, with assistance from Michigan State Police, created a wall on the I-696 freeway near the Coolidge exit to help prevent a man from jumping off the overpass.
Chris Harrison, who claims to have been part of the “trucker wall” and shared some photos in a Facebook post on the Twisted Truckers page, said the act of heroism took place between 1 and 3 a.m. Tuesday, starting with one truck.
Harrison, in replying to other Facebook users, 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 at this photo to see the finished result.
Due to the joint effort, the man was talked down from the edge.
Harrison said a highway patrolman walked to each truck, shook the truckers’ hands and thanked each member for their contribution.
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