Hero lorry driver ‘saves man’s life’ after parking under M62 bridge
A truck driver has been praised after parking his lorry underneath a motorway bridge where a man was threatening to jump.
An extremely distressing image which has emerged today shows a man who had climbed over the railing of a bridge over the M62.
He was sat on a ledge looking down at the carriageway.
They then left it there until the man was safely escorted off the bridge.
The image has now been shared by dozens with heaps of praise being posted for the driver of the heavy goods vehicle.
One person said: “Well done to that lorry driver. Hope the person on the bridge gets the help they need.”
While another added: “Trucker is a good human and deserves the utmost respect.”
Vulnerable Citizen Support Leeds posted: “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.
“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.”
Helplines and websites
Samaritans (116 123) samaritans.org operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you’re feeling, or if you’re worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at [email protected] , write to Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 9090, STIRLING, FK8 2SA and visit www.samaritans.org/branches to find your nearest branch.
CALM (0800 58 58 58) thecalmzone.net has a helpline is for men who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support. They’re open 5pm to midnight, 365 days a year.
Greater Manchester Bereavement Service Greater Manchester Bereavement Service can help to find support for anyone in Greater Manchester that has been bereaved or affected by a death. No one needs to feel alone as they deal with their grief. www.greater-manchester-bereavement-service.org.uk
Childline (0800 1111 ) runs a helpline for children and young people in the UK. Calls are free and the number won’t show up on your phone bill.
PAPYRUS (0800 068 41 41) is a voluntary organisation supporting teenagers and young adults who are feeling suicidal.
Beat Eating Disorders: Beat provides helplines for adults and young people offering support and information about eating disorders. These helplines are free to call from all phones. Adult Helpline: 0808 801 0677, Studentline: 0808 801 0811, Youthline: 0808 801 0711. www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk
Anorexia & Bulimia Care: ABC provide on-going care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders, those struggling personally and parents, families and friends. Helpline: 03000 11 12 13. www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk/
Students Against Depression is a website for students who are depressed, have a low mood or are having suicidal thoughts. Bullying UK is a website for both children and adults affected by bullying studentsagainstdepression.org
- ^ reports Leeds Live. (www.leeds-live.co.uk)
- ^ [email protected] (www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk)
- ^ http://shiningalightonsuicide.org.uk (t.co)
- ^ www.greater-manchester-bereavement-service.org.uk (www.greater-manchester-bereavement-service.org.uk)
- ^ www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk (www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk)
- ^ www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk/ (www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk)
- ^ studentsagainstdepression.org (www.google.com)
- ^ https://www.supportline.org.uk/problems/drugs/ (www.supportline.org.uk)
- Ryobi BPL3620D 36V 2.0Ah Battery
RRP PRICE: £109.99SALE PRICE: £87.59YOU SAVE: £22.40 About this item Powerful 2.0Ah Lithium+ battery gives more power, longer runtimes and better […]
- Tramontina 22399/079 4 pcs Jumbo Steak Knife Set, Wood Handle
RRP PRICE: £19.99SALE PRICE: £13.87YOU SAVE: £6.12 Set contents – 4 steak knives 5″ Ergonomic handles made from high quality wood. Super-sharp […]
- Makita 197280-8 BL1850 Batterie 18V 5Ah Li-Ion Noir
SALE PRICE: £79.51YOU SAVE: £10.95 About this item This fits your . by entering your model number. LED battery fuel gauge indicator 45 minute […]
- PLANT IT GoGro Automatic Watering Systems Essential 4 Plant Kit – 15L Pots
RRP PRICE: £69.99SALE PRICE: £59.24YOU SAVE: £10.75 About this item Keeps your plants watered automatically No electricity required Simple to use […]