Motorists on I-94 in Kenosha, Wis., faced a frightening situation over the weekend when a pickup truck began careening across the highway, but two professional truck drivers were able to take control of the situation.
Brian Carney, 52, suffered a medical emergency while driving his pickup the morning of April 23, 2016. His foot remained on the gas when he lost consciousness, and the truck was out of control when Rafal Jedlewski and another unnamed truck driver came upon the scene. They worked together to corral the errant vehicle and stop it preventing any traffic accidents on I-94 in Kenosha County.
The pickup truck was bouncing off the northbound wall of I-94 around 5:45 a.m. Saturday. Realizing something was wrong, the two semi truck drivers followed behind the pickup to box out other traffic and keep other motorists from harm, according to the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department.
When the pickup truck slowed, one of the semi drivers, Rafal Jedlewski, jumped out of his vehicle and ran up to the pickup. He pulled off the door handle but still managed to open the door and stop the pickup by pressing the brake.
Once the pickup truck was safely stopped, Jedlewski and the other truck driver, who was not named, pulled the pickup driver out of his vehicle.
The man, later identified as Brian P. Carney, 52, of Northfield, Ill., was unconscious and not breathing and was pronounced dead at a hospital. The sheriff’s department reported it appeared Carney suffered some sort of medical emergency.