Truck Driver Saves The Life Of Student Who Ran In Front Of Semi

Meadville, Pennsylvania – A truck driver is being credited with saving the life of a student on the campus of Allegheny College after successfully avoiding what could have been a fatal scene on Monday.

The Meadville Tribune reports that a semi owned by Cochranton-based Hafer Truck Service was headed south on North Main Street at approximately 8 a.m. Monday morning when a student ran out in front of the flatbedder.

The truck driver was able to safely swerve the rig narrowly missing the student along with a curved brick entrance way and light post located just north of the intersection of North Main Street and East John Street, according to the report.


Owner of Hafer Truck Service, Jim Hafer, told the Tribune that a responding campus security officer told the driver “he did a marvelous job of not hitting anybody.”

The driver, whose name has not been released, was able to safely avoid the accident and bring the truck to a stop, after leaving the roadway, without striking anyone or causing significant damage.

It’s yet another example of both the risks truckers face on a daily basis and the life-saving feats they perform.

Read more on this story from the Meadville Tribune.

(image courtesy of Meadville Tribune)

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