With VIDEO: Hoosier hospitality displayed with stuck semi driver Wednesday afternoon

Thursday, September 10, 2015

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Sometimes the kindness of a stranger and the right equipment goes a long way. This was certainly true for one semi-truck driver who was stuck on the railroad tracks on the south side of Linton Wednesday afternoon.

Trevor Sparks was on his way home around 12 p.m., and as he was passing Save-A-Lot grocery store in Linton, he noticed a semi was stuck on the south-side railroad tracks.

"I just got done mowing a yard when I saw his truck," explained Sparks. "So I pulled over and dropped my trailer and asked the driver if he needed any help."

Sparks said the semi was stuck on the railroad tracks because his trailer was set too low to the ground, causing his truck to grind to a halt.

"They had the road blocked off, so I hooked up a chain between my Dodge Cummins and his semi and pulled him out," Sparks said.

While pulling the semi, Sparks said he heard the bottom of the semi trailer as it scraped against the tracks and the concrete.

After it was over, Sparks was approached by a stranger who filmed the event as it happened.

"He asked if I wanted a copy of the video, and I gladly accepted. It was just nice to be able to help someone out when they needed it," Sparks said.

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  • it sure would have been if a train came along about then. so it was "preventative" news

    -- Posted by greene for life on Thu, Sep 10, 2015, at 8:53 PM
  • Glad the truck driver got the help he needed...and hopefully, one day, he can pay it forward.

    Thank you Trevor Sparks.

    -- Posted by cruella on Thu, Sep 10, 2015, at 9:30 PM
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