VIDEO: Sacrificial action averts tragedy on icy road

Mario Gonzalez

Mario Gonzalez

On Jan. 23, 2013, Mario Gonzalez was in stopped traffic on I-90 in Ohio due to accidents on the icy road.

He told his wife, who was riding with him, that the conditions were ripe for a rear-end collision since someone traveling too fast might not see the stalled traffic until too late.

Five minutes later, he looked in his rear view mirror and knew he had to take action.

Hear Gonzalez recount what happened in this illustrated version of the event, for which he was named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association.

  • roge160

    Great job Mario ,We save lives out here every day we drive for us and the four wheelers by not running them over every day when they do the stupid things they do all the time and never learn .Can’t fix stupid .

  • Yvonne Henderson

    This is a perfect example of why I am proud to be called a “trucker”. Thank you for sharing this beautiful story.

  • USAaliveYEP

    GREAT MARIO, now have you been asked to appear on some national talk shows yet because you need to buddy. Why not take a campaign too for texting and cell phone usage by auto drivers they should be fined for usage just like professional drivers are. Since you are a hero for that 90′ incident maybe some drivers will listen but every day i see people looking at their 4G screen will tooling down the rd. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.