13 truck drivers line up under overpass to help save man’s life

No doubt we have all felt overwhelmed by the world around us. Like there is no one to talk to, or maybe no one would care if we were gone.

Sometimes, these feelings become too much, and people bring themselves to the edge of making an irreversible decision. For this Michigan man, in the early hours of a Tuesday in April 2018, he stood on that edge.

More specifically, he stood on the edge of an Interstate 696 overpass, where local police expected to find the man alone and were ready for the worst-case scenario.

However, they were surprised to find 13 semi-trucks lined up underneath the overpass, thanks to Michigan State Police, who acted quickly.
13 truck drivers line up under overpass to help save man’s life

Both the east and westbound lanes were closed to traffic as the big rig truck drives took their positions under the overpass creating a type of “safety net.”

In a situation like this with someone standing on an overpass, contemplating jumping, the first thing police do is close down part of the road, so cars aren’t passing below. While they are doing this, they will direct semi-trucks to keep going and park underneath the overpass like in this situation.