Bison driver recognized for heroics

by Truck News

GIMLI, Man. — Bison Transport driver Jason Levreault has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) after helping a fellow driver following a serious accident.

The incident happened Feb. 17 2015, when Levreault was driving east of Whitewood, Sask. He saw a cloud of dust in front of him and realized something bad had happened.

Levreault discovered two tractor-trailers had collided, one of which was parked on the side of the highway. First, he called 911. Then he checked on the first driver, who seemed fine. When he arrived at the second tractor, he discovered the engine had become separated from the cab.

“I yelled to see if everyone was okay and was relieved when I heard the driver yell back,” Levreault said. The driver was conscious, but had cuts on his head and hands. I told the driver that help was on the way, and I started delegating jobs to keep everyone else who was involved busy so they wouldn’t think about what had just happened.”

Levreault ended up getting frostbite on his fingers while he stayed with the injured driver till help arrived. As a Highway Angel, Levreault gets a certificate, patch, lapel pin and truck decal.

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