A man noticed 13 truck drivers parking under the bridge, and immediately realized that they were saving lives
What would you think if you saw 13 trucks parking in the middle of the highway?
If you would be upset, you are not alone, because we, just like you, and probably like everyone, don't like to be stuck in a traffic jam.
But when we found out why these 13 truck drivers did what they did, it brought a tear to our eyes.
After receiving orders from the police, 13 truck drivers parked under a bridge on a highway in Michigan, United States.
Policeman Michael Shaw received an emergency call and realized he had to act quickly.
He immediately contacted a traffic policeman and ordered him to direct traffic to another location. But what he did afterward caused people all over the world to praise and admire him.
He asked for help from a group of truck drivers, and no a single one of them hesitated to help.
The Truck drivers helped
A depressed man was about to jump to a suicide off the brige. They needed 13 truck drivers, and after they parked in the middle of the highway, they covered the whole area under the bridge. They positioned themselves so that the man could not jump down to the ground and would not seriously injure himself if he decided to jump.
Meanwhile, the traffic has been blocked and diverted to alternate routes.
After a four hours, the man surrendered and escorted from the bridge without causing any physical injuries. So he could get the help he needed.
The 13 truck drivers who waited patiently for 4 hours are a proof that there are always people who care, even if sometimes it doesn't feel that way.
If you or someone you know feels depressed or have suicidal thoughts, there is always help. Just reach out, and people will help.
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
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