13 semis join forces to help save suicidal man on Detroit freeway

13 truckers line freeway to save man who wanted to jump off overpass

A man was threatening to jump, and police closed off the highway and used the line of trucks to shorten the fall, the Detroit Free Press reported.

The incident happened on April 24th at approximately 12:45 a.m.in Oak Park, Michigan.

When Michigan State Police learned of a man threatening to jump from a highway overpass early Tuesday, they came up with a novel way to help him.

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Michigan State Police posted a Road Commission for Oakland County photo on their Twitter feed that showed 13 trucks lined up beneath the overpass near the Coolidge Road exit off I-696.

All eastbound and westbound lanes of a Detroit highway are back open following an intense police situation.

It took negotiators several hours to talk the man out of jumping.

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Go to a hospital, call 911 or call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433). Nobody wants to see somebody take their own life.

'There are so many people that can help you make the choice to get help and live!

Important note: If you or a loved one is feeling distressed, please remember help is available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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