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Quick thinking lorry driver stops man jumping off motorway bridge

Picture: Vulnerable Citizen Support

A quick-thinking lorry driver parked his truck beneath a motorway bridge fearing a man was going to jump off.

The man had climbed over the bridge railings on the M62 in Warrington, Cheshire.


His legs were dangling over the side.

Two other people – thought to be police officers – are near him.

The scene was released on social media by Vulnerable Citizen Support in Leeds.

The charity praised the lorry driver’s actions.

A spokesperson said: “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.”

The organisation posted the picture to show “it’s okay not to be okay”.

It added: “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.”

North West Motorway Police said the lorry driver was “a true hero” – adding:

“We’d love to find out who it was so we can thank them.”

A Cheshire Police spokeswoman said:

“A full road closure was put in place while officers and specialist negotiators attended to the scene to engage with the man who was brought to safety and handed into the care of paramedics.”



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