Biker stops man from committing suicide
Photo Cred: Youtube Screengrab

A Russian motorcyclist is being hailed as a hero for saving a man who was contemplating jumping off a bridge.

 

Moscow, Russia (03 September 2017) – A biker in Moscow Region posted a video online, which has started going viral showing his efforts to prevent an apparent suicide attempt. He can be seen talking a man out of jumping from a bridge onto the highway below as he stops oncoming traffic.

Helmet camera footage shows the biker riding on a highway in Moscow Region. A man standing on an interchange fence overhead then catches his attention.

“Hey! No! Don’t do that! Let’s talk. Let’s go for a ride! I’ll give you a ride! Let’s go for a ride!” the motorcyclist says in the video.

The biker makes a daring U-turn, going against the flow of traffic and eventually stopping it. He then waves to the man, who is soon seen moving away from the edge of the interchange road.

“I knew that I was violating the traffic rules and I was doing it as carefully as possible, as I realized that had no time for any other option. He could have jumped straight under a car,” the biker, Ivan Zolotarev, said.

Afterwards, the biker rides onto the overpass to find the man and starts a conversation with him. A couple of drivers also stop to talk to the man.

Apparently, the man had been hitchhiking to his hometown to get to his mother’s funeral and had a nervous breakdown. 10 minutes after the video ends police and medics arrived.

“We waited for all of them – the police, emergency service and ambulance arrived shortly. Some 10 minutes passed since we approached Aleksey [the man on the bridge]. All this time we’ve been talking to him about various unrelated stuff,” the biker said.

Watch the video below:


Sources: YouTube
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