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This is what 13 tractor trailer drivers did to prevent a suicide (PHOTO)

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Sophia Swinford - published on 04/25/18

Truckers on a Detroit highway banded together -- literally -- to save a life.

No less than 13 semi-trucks lined a Detroit highway until after 1 a.m. as a man considering suicide threatened to jump from the bridge overhead. After the highway had been closed, Michigan police requested that semi drivers in the area park under the overpass to shorten the distance the man would fall if he jumped.

After several hours of talking to the police, the man left the bridge voluntarily and was taken to a nearby hospital.

With the combined efforts and generosity of the police and the drivers, the situation was resolved safely and peacefully.

If you or anyone you know is experiencing emotional distress, please call the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, or text 741-741.




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