In the early morning hours of February 17, 2015, Bison Transport truck driver Jason Levreault was traveling east of Whitewood, Saskatchewan, Canada when he suddenly saw a dust cloud in front of him.
Levreault worried something bad had just occurred, so he pulled off the road. He soon discovered a a truck had hit another truck that was parked on the side of the highway.
One truck came to rest across the median. The other truck, Levreault discovered, had its engine ripped from the cab.
Levreault immediately dialed 911 and then ran to check on the drivers.
The driver of the first truck was okay, but the driver of the other truck sustained lacerations to his head and hands — fortunately, he was otherwise okay.
“I told the driver that help was on the way, and I started delegating jobs to keep everyone else who was involved busy so they wouldn’t think about what had just happened.” Levreault stayed with the injured driver until help arrived.
Because of the frigid temperatures, Levreault sustained frostbite to his right hand from touching the cold truck while trying to help the injured driver.
For his efforts, Levreault was awarded the TCA’s Highway Angel award.
Great job, driver!