Rough driving isn’t generally the minor nuisance that causes significant road rage. But sometimes it is a sign that the person behind the wheels needs help.
That was the situation when a truck driver stopped his truck at a stop sign in Oceola Township, Michigan, and never got going again. A line of furious cars immediately accumulated and started honking and beeping. As the time passed, 16-year-old Max Greenwood began to stress that something might be wrong.
“A few people were honking and a couple of people passed him because they were frustrated he was stopped,” Greenwood remembered. “I didn’t want to just honk and be a dirt bag like that.”
Max Greenwood came out of his car and started running towards the truck, ready to help in any way he could.
“At first, I thought he was broken down,” he explained.
But when Max reached the driver’s side window, he saw a man who seemed to be extremely disoriented. He couldn’t recall his name and he didn’t know where he was. Greenwood told the man to pull over and promptly called the police.
“It’s a person,” Greenwood said, when asked why he was so prepared to help the man. “If I was in his situation, I would want someone to help me.”
With the help of EMS, the man was taken to a hospital for the medical help. Afterward, Greenwood discovered that the man may have been experiencing low blood sugar.
911 manager John Harvey Said:
“I think it’s inspirational that a young person was trying to be a good Samaritan,” she said.
Her mother Mary Pudelko was impressed and stated:
“You preach to your kids that you need to do the right thing, and when he did I was really proud,” she said. “In this day and age, when a lot of kids don’t think about anyone but themselves, he stepped up and it made a difference.”
“I always try and make an effort to help people on the side of the road,” Greenwood said.
While it might appear to be a small act of kindness, it’s important that we should remember Mac example in major traffic jams. Let us know what you think about this story in the comments.