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Hero Moment: 13 Truck Drivers Block Highway To Form A ‘Safety Net’

Seeing 13 truck drivers parked under a bridge and blocking traffic on the highway going in both directions is definitely unusual. But, that’s exactly what fellow drivers encountered in Michigan. As if the sight wasn’t bizarre enough, the reason why they were doing it left onlookers even more stunned.

Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw found himself in need of the public’s help in the wee hours of a Tuesday morning. Luckily, he’d get exactly what he needed from a group of selfless individuals. Now, the image of the 13 truck drivers is leaving many speechless.

Seeing 13 trucks in a row, lined up under an overpass on Interstate 696 in Detroit, Michigan, blocking traffic in both directions, doesn’t initially sound like something to be celebrated. But, make no mistake, it most definitely is. Those trucks were there for an incredible, selfless reason. The Michigan State Police (MSP) had called on them to do what they couldn’t: Help them save a man’s life.

After police in Detroit received a call that there was a man threatening to kill himself by jumping off an overpass above Interstate 696, several local law enforcement agencies rushed to the scene with negotiators. Then, the police came up with an unexpected plan to safeguard against the worst-case scenario, according to CBS News. The trucks created a “safety net” under the underpass.