Truckers Create Wall to Save Man Trying to Take His Own Life

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.

The viral moment is being referred to as "The Trucker Wall."  

 The trucker wall to prevent a man's suicide

After shutting down the interstate, state troopers helped the truckers line up to park side-by-side, in an effort to shorten the man's fall if he were to jump.

After lining up, the man was eventually talked down from the ledge, and taken to the hospital for an evaluation, according to WJBK.

An outstanding story of strangers helping strangers.  And kudos to all of the truckers involved for their selfless act of heroism.  We certainly wouldn't expect the same behavior from a fleet of self-driving trucks. 

Also an important reminder that if you or a loved one is ever experiencing suicidal thoughts, there is help available.  Call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 for free, confidential services.  They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   

 

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