Going the extra mile to be highway heroes

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.

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