On Monday morning, a quick -thinking truck driver’s actions avoided what could have been a tragic accident on Highway 3A west of Nelson, in British Columbia.
According to the Castlegar Source, at approximately 11:53 a.m., a truck driver rounded a blind turn to find a car blocking the road.
Constable Paul Gauthier of the Nelson RCMP said, “The car had been traveling west bound on Highway 3A and 6, with the car having gone off road right colliding with the rock face causing the car to re-enter onto the highway and coming to a stop, blocking the west bound lane.”
“The semi-truck driver re-acted having steered the semi-truck off road right and avoided making contact with the car and averted a serious collision.”
The truck driver was not injured.
It’s not often that the media covers a story featuring a truck driver who risked his own life to save another’s. Great job to the driver, to the officer who recognized the driver’s actions, and to the Castlegar Source for highlighting he professionalism of the driver.