rescue

Fallen driver Richard Sullivan’s ridealong companion is coming home

Karen Talbot of Animal Aid USA requests drivers flash their lights when they see the N.J.-based nonprofit's van/trailer combo on the road Aug 20-21, and seeks drivers to participate in a Chatsworth, Ga., homecoming convoy.

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Highway rescue: Scott Durant on the road in Ohio

Recognizing the quick thinking of the North Carolina-based hauler following an accident that saw two cars flip over onto their roofs.

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Victim finds way to locate unnamed trucker hero

Gerry Bisaillon had worked quite a few accident scenes in his years of service with volunteer fire departments. Little did he expect that one pre-dawn January morning he was about to trade places and become the victim. Last January, he was driving to his mother-in-law’s house to drop off his daughters for day care. “This morning the roads were absolutely treacherous,” he recalled. It wasn’t just patches of ice, but “sheer black ice.” It was so ...

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Thursday roundup: CB vitality, more highway heroes

There is still no substitute for what the CB does well, illustrated by a recent coordinated rolling roadblock that resulted in an abducted child's rescue.

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Salute: Another on-highway hero

Driver Frederick Golden's late-November assistance to a victim of a brick thrown from an Alabama overpass deserves recognition.

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Log truck drivers to the rescue in Oregon

Estacada News reporter Jeff Spiegel spells out the recipe that led to the end of a dramatic on-highway incident in Clackamas County, Ore., last week: "A thrown champagne bottle, a suicide threat, a drawn gun, countless incidents of dangerous driving" and, finally, a few good samaritans hauling logs up ahead. Check out Spiegel's dramatic account of the incident here, published on the occasion of three log truck drivers' recognition with a citizens' commendation for their role in stopping a ...

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Anonymous trucker heroism after officer’s high-speed injury

When Eastern Adams County, Pa., officer Richard H. Phillips, 40, caught the back end of a tractor-trailer at the intersection of U.S. 30 and state road 94 south of Harrisburg in rural eastern Pennsylvania, he was in pursuit of a small car flying eastbound on 30 for unreported reasons, and when his vehicle burst into flames he suffered what is being described as a "critical" injury. But the account published at the law-enforcement news site Officer.com suggests ...

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