Four truck drivers have been selected as finalists for the Goodyear North America Highway Hero Award, a program that honors truck drivers for heroic deeds while on duty. One driver will be named the 2003 Goodyear North America Highway Hero at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville KY in March 2004. The finalists are:
David Dunham of Fitchburg MA, who pulled a fellow truck driver out of a burning rig. He rescued the injured driver shortly before the entire vehicle became engulfed in flames.
Derrick Harris of Hopewell VA, who stopped to help a man who was on fire. He attended to the victim's immediate needs using a blanket and a cooler of water.
Joe Sines of Horse Shoe Run WV pulled two trapped girls, ages one and seven, from the backseat of a rolled-over van. Unfortunately, the mother was seriously injured and died shortly after.
Anne Spriggs of Willow Springs MO, who administered CPR to an unconscious girl after her mother waved Spriggs down at a truckstop. A former nurse, Sprigg's training and compassion saved the life of the girl.
For more information, go to www.highwayhero.net.