April 24, 2018 4:00 PM, EDT

A Man Tried to Jump Off a Detroit Overpass, Then 13 Truckers Saved Him


A unique act of heroism took place in the early morning hours of April 24 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. EDT April 24, starting with one truck.

Harrison, in replying to other Facebook users, said the cops waved six or seven of the truckers through on the eastbound side of the freeway, then did the same thing on the westbound side.

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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