Sometimes an average day on the job turns into something quite a bit more. That happened to four truckers when their paths crossed in fateful fashion.
Live Trucking wrote about the act of truck driving heroism that is definitely one to remember:
Early on the morning of November 21, a trucker in Michigan found his life in peril when his gasoline tanker crashed and burst into flames. Luckily there were three truckers passing by who were able to help and have been credited with saving his life.
It happened on a northbound Interstate 196 off-ramp, just north of South Haven, Mich..
The truck was carrying 8,000 gallons of gasoline at the time that the driver Michael Bennett lost control and overturned the truck. He was ejected from the cab at the moment of impact, and the fire started spreading quickly.
The three truckers who saved his life happened to be driving by at the time and all pulled over to help.
They successfully pulled Michael away from the burning wreckage, and he was then taken to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The helpful truckers identified as Jeff Hunter, Shawn Crittendon and Chad Edgington. Michael’s family has expressed their desire to take the good Samaritans out to dinner.
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