Good Samaritan stops runaway semi, Helps driver - WKRN News 2

Good Samaritan stops runaway semi, Helps driver

Posted: Updated: May 6, 2013 05:30 PM
ROBERTSON COUNTY, Tenn. -

A Good Samaritan is credited for stopping a runaway semi and helping the driver of the truck.

Jordan Osborne and her two young children were traveling along Highway 41 near the Robertson-Davidson County line last week when she noticed an 18-wheeler headed toward her.

The driver of the truck had swerved across four lanes of traffic during rush hour.

Osborne told Nashville's News 2 she could see the driver slumped over against the window and says she knew something was wrong.

She was able to swerve to miss the 18-wheeler and call 911.

"It was clear that God's hands just kind of parted Highway 41, parted traffic for that truck driver to land eventually," said Osborne.

Osborne turned around and spotted the truck in the emergency lane on the wrong side of the road. She could tell the truck was still rolling.

Osborne pulled over behind the semi-truck and ran up to the driver's side door, but it was locked.

She started banging on the window until the driver was able to hit the unlock button.

Osborne reached inside to turn off the ignition, but the truck kept rolling. The driver was then able to tell her "white button" to release the air brakes.

When she pulled the brakes, the man said, "That a girl," according to Osborne.

The 34-year-old Texas man was taken to Skyline Medical Center where he was treated.

"We knew God put us there for a reason and that story could have ended so differently," said Osborne.

A hospital spokesperson said he has since been released.

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