We’ve all probably experienced feeling overpowered by the outside world. Like nothing to chat to, or perhaps nobody would notice if we disappeared from this world.
Sometimes, these emotions get the best of people, pushing them to the brink of making a decision that cannot be undone. In the wee hours of a Tuesday in April 2018, this Michigan guy was perched on that edge.
He was standing on the brink of an Interstate 696 overpass, where local police were prepared for the worst case scenario when finding the guy alone.
However, they were astonished to see 13 semi-trucks queued up beneath the overpass, due to the quick-thinking of the Michigan State Police.
As the big rig truck drivers took their places under the flyover, forming a sort of “safety net,” both the eastbound and westbound lanes were blocked to traffic.
When a person is contemplating leaping from an overpass, officers will first block off a section of the road so that traffic below cannot pass. They will instruct semi-trucks to continue traveling while parking beneath the overpass like in this instance.
This has been done many times previously, even if this may be the first instance in which it has been captured and shared.
There was still work to be done to transport the man to safety even though the trucks reduced the man’s potential fall from more than fifteen feet to only approximately five or six feet. It took the policemen a number of hours to speak with the individual and solve the issue.
13 truck drivers bravely stayed beneath the overpass for the many hours they were required while the majority of the country slept.
Then, as people awoke around the nation, news of the incident spread, with images and videos from the scene appearing on televisions, computers, and mobile devices.
The sheer quantity of parked trucks that lined up is one of the reasons this story became so well-known.
It took the cops many hours on this April night to speak with the man and provide him with the assistance he required. Fortunately, there are many semi-trucks on the highway at that time. As a result, 13 trucks were allowed to line up, creating a sight that was interesting enough to photograph.
Watch the video below: