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

In total, 13 semi trucks parked under the overpass to shorten the distance the man would fall if he jumped, WJBK reports.

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

According to Fox 2, a man was attempting to commit suicide by jumping off an overpass on I-696 between Huntington Woods and Oak Park in MI, a bit north of Detroit.

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.

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Within minutes, the Michigan State Police and truckers organized to help save his life, WJBK reported. Negotiators spoke to the man for several hours and ultimately he walked off the bridge. Mike Shaw told the station that the law enforcement group had been using the tactic since he started in the department 23 years ago. The call came into police about 1 a.m.

"This photo does show the work troopers and local officers do to serve the public".

Police are reminded people considering suicide to reach out to a loved one or call 911.

"It is our hope never to see another photo like this again", the tweet read.


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