According to KOMO News, a truck driver is being called a hero after crashing his truck into a barrier to avoid hitting two motorcyclists.
The incident occurred on Monday morning on I-5 in Seattle.
Truck driver Ashton Hoopes was driving on I-5 when a Volvo cut him off, forcing him to hit the median.
Hoopes, an Army reservist, was hauling a load of dirt when the Volvo cut him off. He said there was nowhere for him to go– his only option was to hit the barrier or hit a pair of motorcyclists. With no regard for his own safety, he chose to hit the barrier.
“I was like, here is my only choice, to hit Jersey barricade so I don’t hit anybody,” Hoopes told KOMO.
His truck slammed into the concrete barrier, causing it to explode into flames.