John Vanscoy, a 15-year veteran driver for Detroit-based Top Flite Express, received a commendation from the city of Roseville, MI., for assisting paramedics at the scene of a serious car crash – putting himself in harm’s way to help ensure the safety of two accident victims.

On May 9, a car traveling eastbound on Interstate 94 near the 12 Mile Road intersection in Roseville hit a retainer wall, rolled several times and landed back on the road. Due to heavy rush hour traffic, paramedics were having trouble getting to the passengers trapped in the vehicle. Vanscoy – on his way home after finishing his delivery route – pulled his semi-truck across the freeway, blocking oncoming traffic. He remained there until both occupants of the vehicle were transported safely to the hospital where they were treated and released.

The commendation, presented by City of Roseville Fire Marshal David Glancy, recognized Vanscoy for going above and beyond the call of duty in providing necessary assistance to paramedics who might not have otherwise reached the accident victims in time.

“We are proud to have a team member who demonstrated such an act of bravery and concern for others,” said Greg Humes, president of Top Flite Express. “Safety is a priority to all of our drivers – and John’s actions are an extraordinary example of this commitment and an inspiration to all drivers.”