A driver for Revere Transportation of Akron, Ohio, has been recognized for stopping to help after witnessing a vehicle lose control on icy roads and flip multiple times, ejecting the driver and a passenger. Christopher Lemaire of Erath, Louisiana, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association.
TCA explains what led to his recognition:
On Feb. 11, Lemaire was on his way to New York to deliver a load. At the time, he was northbound on I-35 in Kansas. The air temperature had dropped drastically from 58 degrees that afternoon. By 6 p.m. there was freezing rain, making the roads icy. As he traveled north, he noticed the headlights of a car in a southbound lane, moving left and right. “I knew he was in trouble,” said Lemaire. “He was skidding out of control.”
The car hit a culvert in the median, sending it airborne. The car hit the ground at an angle, smashing the driver’s side window, and rolling several times. He watched, helplessly, as the driver was ejected. On the last rollover, a second person was ejected.