Canadian trucker named Highway Angel for assisting motorist who hit downed tree

Jeffery ZeebJeffery Zeeb

Bison Transport truck driver Jeffery Zeeb, of Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for stopping to help a motorist who hit a fallen tree in the road.

Around 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 18, Zeeb was driving home from Sicamous, British Columbia, when he came around a blind curve and saw a car had run into a fallen tree lying across the road. The weather was rainy and foggy, making it nearly impossible to see the tree in time to avoid it.

Zeeb stopped and rushed to check on the driver. The car had significant damage, but the driver appeared to be OK, although shaken and confused. Zeeb advised her to remain in her vehicle, and he called the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to request a tow truck and highway crew to remove the tree.

He then grabbed flares, road safety triangles and a warning light from his truck and set them up at the curve to alert other drivers. He also helped direct traffic into an open lane.

For his willingness to help, TCA presented Zeeb with a certificate, patch, lapel pin and truck decals. Bison Tranpsort also received a certificate acknowledging their driver as a Highway Angel. TCA’s Highway Angel program is sponsored by EpicVue.

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