The family of the trucker pulled from his burning rig by a fellow driver near El Paso last week wants the man to know how much his heroic actions are appreciated.
The accident, which sent truck driver Jalen Williams’ truck off road, through a guardrail, down an embankment, and into the pillars of a bridge before catching on fire, happened on August 1st near El Paso, Texas.
“When the state trooper called and asked me, ‘Do I knew Jalen Williams,’ I knew something was wrong. I said, ‘Yes, that’s my son,’ said Sherri Page, mother to Williams, reported KFoxTv News.
“I think I froze several times in my place because I live in Houston. And, I knew I just had to get here and just get here as soon as I could,” she added.
Luckily, thanks to the actions of fellow truck driver Bryan Mitchell and two other unnamed men, despite his serious injuries sustained in the dangerous ordeal, Williams is expected to make a full recovery and will soon be transferred to a hospital in Dallas, where much of his family resides.
“He could have died, and I just want to thank them so much again,” Page said.
“There are still good people in this world, and God knew who to send. Those were his three angels.”
Williams and his mother even called Mitchell on the phone to thank him for acting even in the face of danger.
“I’m alive, man. I’d just like to thank you for that,” Williams told Mitchell.
“It means a lot for you to be scared and do it anyway. I really appreciate it.”
Mitchell says that he drives through Dallas a lot, and plans to visit Williams as soon as he is healthy enough to be transferred.