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.