When A Semi With An Unconscious Driver Careened Out of Control, A Deputy Sprang Into Action

Like a scene out of an action movie, a Nebraska sheriff's deputy Todd Volk found himself in the best position to intervene in a semitrailer barreling out of control with an unconscious driver at the wheel. Watch what happens next:

Deputies didn't know at first why the weaving semi wasn't stopping for them as it approached a bridge and a busy intersection, but according to KMTV, after Volk safely stopped the truck they discovered the driver was suffering from a diabetic episode. The driver is now OK.

Volk described what went through his head to KWBE: “As he came by, I could see the driver’s head slumped down and felt he was not conscious and it popped in my head that we need to get this vehicle stopped. At that point in time, the truck was traveling about 20 mph, I jumped back in my patrol vehicle, punched it and got up in front and jumped out and jumped up and grabbed the hand railing and the mirror on the side of the truck and hit the breaks."
Volk's boss, Madison County Sheriff Vern Hjorth, praised his deputy for risking his life to save others.

You Will Not Believe How Young This College Graduate Is!
/you_will_not_believe_how_young_this_college_graduate_is
Saddest Dog in the World May Now Need a New Name
/saddest_dog_in_the_world_may_now_need_a_new_name
Is this a Lens Flare or a Stairway to Heaven after Horrific, Deadly Car Accident?
/is_this_a_lens_flare_or_a_stairway_to_heaven_after_horrific_deadly_car_accident
Country Star Makes Big Announcement, Prayers Answered with a Miracle
/country_star_makes_big_announcement_prayers_answered_with_a_miracle
The Inspiring 24-Year Road to a Diploma
/the_inspiring_24_year_road_to_a_diploma
Giant Sea Creature Washing Up on Shore Has Internet Scrambling for Explanations
/giant_sea_creature_washing_up_on_shore_has_internet_scrambling_for_explanations
Couple Sets Incredible Goal Before Wedding: Lose 600 Pounds Together
/couple_sets_incredible_goal_before_wedding_lose_600_pounds_together
When Girl Headed to Prom Visited Her Dad’s Grave, She got the Surprise of Her Life
/when_girl_headed_to_prom_visited_her_dad_s_grave_she_got_the_surprise_of_her_life
Mom at Chick-Fil-A Starts to Panic, but Decides to Take Bold Step with Her Children
/mom_at_chick_fil_a_starts_to_panic_but_decides_to_take_bold_step_with_her_children
Oh. My Word. But Here’s the Really Incredible Thing
/oh_my_word_but_here_s_the_really_incredible_thing