TORONTO, Ont. - Ron Lundeborg may feel uncomfortable about being called a hero, but that's something he needs to get used to after his quick thinking saved a life.The 27-year veteran of the trucking i...
TORONTO, Ont. – Ron Lundeborg may feel uncomfortable about being called a hero, but that’s something he needs to get used to after his quick thinking saved a life.
The 27-year veteran of the trucking industry heard over the CB that a person was standing on the Islington Ave. overpass above Hwy. 401. As he approached from the west, he could clearly see a woman standing outside the railing, perched on the ledge.
He quickly backed it down to about 30 km/h and watched as she plummeted to the pavement about 12 to 15 metres below.
The 56-year-old trucker used his tractor-trailer to shield the woman from the oncoming traffic and managed to get the truck behind him to do the same. Police say the 30-year-old woman was taken to Sunnybrook Hospital with a broken hip and ankle. n
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