- Publish Date
- Thursday, 26 April 2018, 9:31AM
Early yesterday morning, police in Detroit received a call that there was a man trying to jump off an overpass above an interstate highway.
As local law enforcement groups rushed to the scene, the Michigan State Police came up with an unexpected yet heartwarming plan to prevent the worst-case scenario.
A semitractor-trailer rig pulled to a stop directly beneath him and the bridge.
A second rig joined it.
In the end, a row of 13 big-rig truck drivers created a safety net to break any fall from the overpass.
Together the truckers sat vigil for several hours until the situation was safely defused.
Thankfully, the man did not jump and the situation ended as the man walked off the bridge.
This situation truly shows that incredible things can happen when a group of kind strangers comes together.
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