One of the dark secrets that you may not hear about very often are the stories about the truckers and their trucks who have been the unfortunate chosen targets used as the means to end another ones life.
As suicide rates continue to rise, the ways to end ones life become more complex and creative. Waiting for a semi truck to hit you is one of those ways.
People who commit suicide usually devise a plan that will be “quick and painless” Most desire to “end their suffering” not create more. For decades people have been jumping in front of trains, trucks, and sometime cars, in order to achieve their desire to “end it all”. We often wonder what drives a person to this point? And what about the trucker or engineer or automobile driver who lives with the graphic memory, watching another human being use his/her truck, car or auto as the instrument to achieve their death.
Carolyn Magner of Overdrive Magazine has done a 4 part series on this topic, sharing the stories of both the people who chose to commit suicide, and the truckers lives that have been forever changed because they were the chosen means to an end.
Saturday night we have as our special guest on AskTheTrucker ‘Live’, the author of the 4 part series Suicide by Truck, Carolyn Magner.
We will look into the minds of those driven to such desperate and extreme acts of self destruction, as well as the other victims they leave behind, the truckers.
Join us Saturday August 22nd at 6PM ET.
Call in number 347-826-9170
Call in and share your thoughts about this topic, whether it be an opinion, or your own personal experience or even near experience of “Suicide by Truck”. 347-826-9170
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