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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Deputy jumps onto moving semi to save driver

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NORFOLK, NE (WOWT) - A 12-mile long chase through Madison County, Nebraska came to an end earlier this month when a sheriff's deputy leaped onto a moving vehicle and brought it to a stop.

The driver wasn't trying to evade arrest, but was instead having a diabetic episode.

The man's blood sugar had dropped to a severely low level, and he didn't know that he was diabetic until the incident.

"It was just one of those things we had to get done," said Sgt. Volk, the man who ran across traffic and leaped onto the moving semi-truck moving an estimated 25 miles per hour.

Volk said that the Madison County Sheriff had dispatched a number of "follow" vehicles to clear the path of the truck. The truck was approaching the Karl Stefan Memorial Airport in Norfolk when Sgt. Volk made his split-second decision to board the moving vehicle.

A number of more populated areas were coming up, and Volk believed it was the last place he'd have a chance to stop the truck. When he got a look at the driver he appeared to be slumped over with little control of the truck.

"This was just a unique circumstance," said Sgt. Volk. "We needed to get that big rig."

Read more at WOWT's website.

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