When it becomes apparent that the truck driver is incapacitated, one of the deputies breaks away from the pack and positions himself ahead of the impromptu convoy. In a scene straight out of CHiPS, he then jumps onto the runaway truck, opens the door, reaches across the driver and applies the brake, bringing the vehicle to a halt. Deputies are then able to pull the driver from the vehicle.
A runaway semi is no joke. If it wasn't for the actions of one quick-thinking and heroic deputy, who knows how this situation might have unfolded.
This article was written by Max Goldberg for The Drive , and you can read the rest here. It is reprinted here with permission.