'Hero' lorry driver parked under M62 bridge amid fears man was going to jump off it

'Hero' lorry driver parked under M62 bridge amid fears man was going to jump off it

6/11/2021 1:24:00 PM

'Hero' lorry driver parked under M62 bridge amid fears man was going to jump off it

North West Motorway Police hailed the lorry driver as 'a true hero' and said it wanted to thank them.

"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 hailed the lorry driver as"a true hero", adding:"We'd love to find out who it was so we can thank them."

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Social media users also heaped praise on the driver.One woman wrote:"The quick thinking of the driver not only showed the distressed man that someone cared, it saved his life. Well done to that driver! I hope the man is now safe and getting the help he needs."

One Twitter user called the driver"a true knight of the road", while another person tweeted:"Stuff like this always makes me well up. Lorry drivers are absolute legends."A Cheshire Police spokeswoman told Sky News it was called to reports of safety concerns for a man on a bridge over the M62 in Warrington on Tuesday afternoon. headtopics.com

She added:"A full 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." Read more: Sky News »

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