A quick-thinking driver in Canada put his own life on the line last month when he drove his Hummer H3 in front of a distracted driver to save four children. Darrell Krushelnicki, 46, of Taber, Alberta, saw a car about to speed through an intersection. Four kids, whose ages ranged from three to 16 years old, were in the in the crosswalk, so Krushelnicki pulled his truck in front of a silver Pontiac Pursuit (known as the Pontiac G5 in the U.S.) to prevent them from being hit.

The identity of the other driver is unknown, but the news report says the 23-year-old male was talking on his cell phone while traveling around 80 kilometers per hour (close to 50 miles per hour) in a 30 kph speed zone (less than 20 mph). Thankfully, nobody was hurt, and while there's no word as to whether the distracted driver was ticketed, police say that they're recommending Krushelnicki for an award.

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      Dennis Bilyk
      • 2 Years Ago
      The insurance company announced late last week that they were not holding the driver of the Hummer at fault and that they were going after the driver of the other vehicle. A good PR move on their part, I think.
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dennis Bilyk
        A Hummer driver using his vehicle's road blocking stance for the safety of the community in an act of quick thinking courage, and an insurance company that's got its head screwed on right as well. Not to bring up any cross border stereotypes, but CANADA **** Y(EH)!
        Carbon Fibre
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dennis Bilyk
        of course pr, if this wan;t on the news, the hummer would of been f****. F*** you insurances, all of them.
      Javanese
      • 2 Years Ago
      If this was in the USA, the nice canadian man will be expecting an attempted murder lawsuit from the guy in Pontiac.
        Blakkar
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Javanese
        "No good deed goes unpunished." - American Bar Association.
      Bernard
      • 2 Years Ago
      If this happened in America the Hummer driver would have been sued.
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great story, nice to see there are people that do what we imagine super heroes would do. I hope the person gets a medal.
        Shanti
        • 2 Years Ago
        @KAG
        I was thinking the same thing. When I saw the headline and the picture I was immediately reminded of the scene in The Dark Night where Bruce Wayne uses his Lamborghini to save someone (in protective custody?) by blocking an on-coming car.
          wonky donky.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Shanti
          My thoughts exactly. Clearly Batman is alive and well and his new alias is Darrell Krushelnicki.
          Shanti
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Shanti
          **Knight. Was bugging me...
      jack118711
      • 2 Years Ago
      I finally have a little faith in humanity! And I now like Hummer drivers a bit better!... A bit
      Joe
      • 2 Years Ago
      To all those saying Darrell would be sued if he tried this in America- two things 1. The life of just one of those children.. Let alone all four is worth way more than a stupid lawsuit.. And i bet every police officer in the jursidiction would go to bat in a heartbeat on Darrells behalf in court.. The kid driving the Pontiac would not stand a chance. 2. If i were the kid driving the car i would be kissing Darrells ass for this one, why? The alternative if Darrell had not intervened would be four counts of vehicular homicide (if the kid had killed them all.. Which at 50 mph he stood a very good chance of doung) or assault with a deadly weapon.. And thats not even getting into moving violations such as reckless driving.. Failure to yield to pedestrians and so on.. If Darrell had let him go and mow down the children, you can garauntee that the police department involved even in canada wouldve charged the kid with alot more than just dangerous driving.. And when youre travelling nearly 50 miles an hour not even a second away (i read that the collision occurred about 15-20 feet from the children) from committing a crime as heinious as this because youre too damn wrapped up in phone sex with your girlfriend.. There wasnt really a more subtle alternative to save the children then park the car in front of the oncoming one.
      utekineir
      • 2 Years Ago
      Canyonero, Canyoneroooo
      BRUCE
      • 2 Years Ago
      If any of those children were mine....I would be over at this mans house every weekend to mow his lawn and wash his new car!
      Allison
      • 2 Years Ago
      The distracted driver was ticketed and charged with several violations, speeding being the less of them. It's illegal in that province to be on a cell phone. The brave Hummer driver was NOT ticketed nor did his insurance company charge him with the accident.
      Tamara Seiwell
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, such an amazing story! So nice to hear that their are decent people out there still! :D
        Paul
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Tamara Seiwell
        Decent - and fast thinking, and smart!
      Dana
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now THIS is the type of news that we need more of. God bless this man for his quick thinking and heroic actions!
      ebneila
      • 2 Years Ago
      People can complain about the dangers of cell phone usage while driving until hell freezes but nothing will be done about it. I cannot count the times I've seen police officers and business types texting and talking while driving. People have simply placed the convenience of communicating trivia as more important than public safety
        gbaker5182
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ebneila
        Ah,........... in most states, police officers and emergency vehicle drivers are allowed by law to use cell phones,...................next question ?
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