Hero lorry driver parks under M62 bridge to ‘stop man from jumping’

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The HGV motorist parked his vehicle on hard shoulder of the M62 under the bridge. He left the lorry directly underneath the man in need.

The driver has received heaps of praise after the image was shared widely on social media, reports Leeds Live.

One social media user posted: “Well done to that lorry driver. Hope the person on the bridge gets the help they need.”

Another added: “Trucker is a good human and deserves the utmost respect.”

It is believed the distressing picture was taken on the M62 near Leeds, West Yorkshire, this week.

Vulnerable Citizen Support Leeds, a charity which supports vulnerable people across the city, posted online: “IT’S OKAY – NOT TO BE OKAY.

“This is a picture from the M62 Motorway Bridge – a passerby has posted it to raise awareness of the situation at hand.

“What people don’t understand is that to jump on the other side of any bridge – indicates something drastically wrong with their mental health. But what’s next……..?

“I have family who have been at this point before and still had to wait a week for an appointment when she found herself on top of a bridge – this post is to raise that awareness that – IT’S OKAY – NOT TO BE OKAY – and you can or should speak out.

“What a trucker – stopping on the hard shoulder and leaving his truck there – to ensure when he did jump – it wasn’t a longer distance to the floor.”

For help: PAPYRUS (0800 068 41 41) is a voluntary organisation supporting teenagers and young adults

Samaritans (116 123) or email [email protected] operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year

Childline (0800 1111) runs a helpline for children and young people in the UK

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