A Phoenix, Arizona-based owner-operator for Diamond Transportation has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association after he stopped to rescue a fellow trucker after a rollover crash.
On May 3, Doron Doravi was hauling a load from Fargo, North Dakota, to Amarillo, Texas, and was traveling southbound on Highway 81 near York, Nebraska, when he saw an overturned tractor-trailer lying on the cab’s passenger side stretched across the northbound side of the highway.
Doravi pulled over to the shoulder and ran to help. Another trucker had also stopped to assist. As Doravi looked around the rolled-over truck, he noticed fluid leaking from it and asked the other driver to get his fire extinguisher. Another motorist called 911 as Doravi climbed up the driver’s side of the truck.
The driver involved in the crash was alert, talking and didn’t indicate any injuries or passengers with him, but he was badly shaken up. He was still buckled into his seatbelt and couldn’t reach to unhook it. Doravi used his knife to cut the seatbelt, and he and the other driver helped the man out of the cab. Shortly after, emergency crews arrived and took over the accident scene.
Doravi is a former reserve firefighter and EMT. For his willingness to stop and help, TCA presented him with a certificate, patch, lapel pin and truck decals. Diamond Transportation also received a certificate acknowledging their driver as a Highway Angel. TCA’s Highway Angel program is sponsored by EpicVue.