Watch: Truck Driver Heroically Saves Colleague's Life in Dramatic Highway Incident

Written by Henrik Rothen

Jan.29 - 2024 1:06 PM CET

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Truck Driver Heroically Saves Colleague's Life in Dramatic Highway Incident.

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A 55-year-old truck driver has been hailed as a national hero in Germany after his courageous act on the A2 highway near Hanover. With 35 years of driving experience, the driver, identified as Stefan Erdmann, noticed something was amiss, stopped his truck, and ran towards his colleague's vehicle.

In a scene resembling an action movie, captured by his dashcam, he opened the moving truck's door, climbed aboard, and took control, saving his colleague's life.

Erdmann, who drives a MAN TGS 26.430, expressed his frustration with the sometimes disrespectful behavior of other drivers towards professional truck drivers.

He observed how everyone passed by without wondering why the truck was slowing down as the driver had lost control of the vehicle. Erdmann quickly realized that the driver was incapacitated and something seriously wrong had occurred.

Acting without hesitation, Erdmann left his truck in the middle of the road and rushed to his colleague's aid. This heroic act was captured by Erdmann's dashcam, as reported by

A police officer at the scene labeled Erdmann as "The Hero of Germany." Erdmann, who has a background in carpentry, has been driving trucks for 35 years. The colleague he saved is reported to be out of danger.

This incident not only showcases Erdmann's bravery and quick thinking but also highlights the importance of professional truck drivers' safety awareness and their critical role in ensuring road safety.

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