Heroic Lorry Driver ‘Saves Man’s Life’ By Stopping Under Motorway Bridge

A lorry driver[1] had been branded a hero for potentially saving a man’s life when they stopped underneath a motorway bridge.

A distressing image shows a man sat over the edge of a bridge on the M62[2].

However, when the driver spotted the man up ahead, he parked his vehicle on the hard shoulder, right beneath him, stopping him from jumping.

Since the picture was shared online, people have praised the driver for his actions.

Writing on social media, one user said: “Well done to that lorry driver. Hope the person on the bridge gets the help they need.”

Echoing these sentiments, another commented: “Trucker is a good human and deserves the utmost respect.”

Credit: Vulnerable Citizen Support Leeds
Credit: Vulnerable Citizen Support Leeds

Vulnerable Citizen Support Leeds shared the picture and encouraged people to talk to someone if they’re struggling.

The organisation wrote: “IT’S OKAY – NOT TO BE OKAY.

“This is a picture from the M62 Motorway Bridge – a passerby has posted it to raise awareness of the situation at hand.

“What people don’t understand is that to jump on the other side of any bridge – indicates something drastically wrong with their mental health. But what’s next……..?

“I have family who have been at this point before and still had to wait a week for an appointment when she found herself on top of a bridge – this post is to raise that awareness that – IT’S OKAY – NOT TO BE OKAY – and you can or should speak out.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

“What a trucker – stopping on the hard shoulder and leaving his truck there – to ensure when he did jump – it wasn’t a longer distance to the floor.”

Dozens then piled into the comments to share some kind words.

One person wrote: “What a great guy that trucker is to help like this. I hope help has been found to support this man . Not a nice place to be at all. Lonely and frightening.”

While another added: “Well done to the lorry driver it brings back some faith in humans mental health issues are awful and we need better support rather than let it get to this stage.”

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References

  1. ^ lorry driver (www.ladbible.com)
  2. ^ M62 (www.ladbible.com)
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