13 truckers line freeway to save man who wanted to jump off overpass
OAK PARK, Mich. (WNEM) -- A group of truckers are being praised for helping to prevent a man from committing suicide on a Detroit freeway.
With the help of Michigan State Police, 13 semi-trucks created a wall on the I-696 freeway to save the man who was considering jumping off the overpass early Tuesday.
Shortly after, the man was talked down from the edge and taken to the hospital for an evaluation, according to WJBK.
Michigan State Police later posted a photo on Twitter of the semi-trucks lining the street:
This photo does show the work troopers and local officers do to serve the public. But also in that photo is a man struggling with the decision to take his own life. Please remember help is available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. pic.twitter.com/RBAlCIXT1o— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) April 24, 2018
You can also call a loved one, member of the clergy or 911. There are so many people that can help you make the choice to get help and live! It is our hope to never see another photo like this again. pic.twitter.com/cDfm1CK1BZ— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) April 24, 2018
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you or a loved one is in crisis please call the lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, click here to chat with a Lifeline counselor, or click here for more information.