Semis Save The Day And Also A Life
Thank goodness for truck drivers. They can be a pain sometimes but a lot of the time they are in control of the roadway. They and some of Michigan's finest to prevent a man from committing suicide.
WGN is reporting that, "Michigan State Police troopers blocked all lanes of traffic, then waved through several semi-truck drivers and asked them to park under the overpass on both the westbound and eastbound sides of the interstate."
"In total, 13 semi trucks parked under the overpass to shorten the distance the man would fall if he jumped, WJBK reports."
Even though this is all really good news, the better news is, that the guy did NOT jump and he walked off the bridge on his own. Obviously, he didn't go FREE, though, I am sure he probably wasn't feeling like going home alone. He was taken by Huntington Woods Police to Beaumont hospital for evaluation.
MSP, Huntington Woods and Oak Park police were all on scene and all had negotiators talking to the man for several hours until it ended peacefully, according to WJBK.