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Sometimes good things come in big packages.

It’s happened to all of us. There we are just cruising along enjoying the ride when suddenly the engine cuts out, forcing us to stop and troubleshoot the vehicle. Hopefully, all it takes is flipping the fuel switch to reserve to get back on the road again, but sometimes it’s more than that. If we’re lucky it happens on a deserted back road far from traffic. In this woman’s case, it happened in the middle lane of an Interstate highway.

 

This video comes from the trucker stuck behind the hapless rider stopped on the highway. We can see her fiddling with the controls, trying to get the bike started, but she is unsuccessful. At this point, many drivers would be laying on the horn or yelling at her to get out of the way. But this trucker takes pity on her. His 18-wheeler provides cover so that she doesn’t get mowed down from behind by speeding drivers.

It becomes apparent that she won’t be able to get the bike started anytime soon. Traffic in the other lanes keeps flowing by, preventing her from safely pulling over to the side of the road. This is when the trucker decides to use his bulk for good. He begins to pull right, across lanes, blocking traffic. The driver tells the rider to walk her bike over to the side. She does as instructed under the safe cover of the benevolent trucker blocking traffic for her. Passing cars, who can’t see the bike through the truck, honk at them, but the trucker ignores them, knowing that he is doing the rider some good.

Eventually, she gets all the way to the wall on the right side of the highway. “I guess that’s all I can do,” he says. He and the rider exchange waves and the trucker drives off, leaving the stricken rider to her unfortunate, but safer, fate.

 

[info found from Rideapart.com]

 

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