When a man threatened suicide on a highway overpass, the Michigan State Police organized a unique way to offer help. They pulled together multiple semi truck drivers to help shorten the fall.
The first call came in a little before 1 a.m. on Tuesday as the unnamed man was on the bridge over the highway. The eastbound lanes were closed as MSP started organizing semi-truck passing through.
A few minutes later, the westbound lanes were also closed as more semis showed up to cross the highway. In total, 13 semi trucks were parked under the overpass to shorten the distance if he were to jump.
Thankfully, the man did not jump and the situation ended with him walking off the bridge. He was taken by Huntington Woods Police to Beaumont hospital for evaluation.
If you or a loved one is feeling distressed, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The crisis center provides free and confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to civilians and veterans. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Or text to 741-741
CLICK HERE for the warning signs and risk factors of suicide. Call 1-800-273-TALK for free and confidential emotional support.