A tow truck driver is being credited for saving the life of a woman who was about to jump off a Highway 401 overpass in Woodbridge.
Dino Juiakumar says he was taking Highway 401 home early this morning when he spotted the woman laying “with her head down” on the side of the overpass on Weston Road.
Considering the bitterly cold temperatures, which reached a high of -17 C in Toronto, Juiakumar said he knew the situation “wasn’t good.”
He quickly pulled his rig over and approached the woman, who he now noticed was crying.
The 19-year-old woman told him through tears that she was going to end her own life.
Juiakumar said as soon as he motioned to grab his phone out of his pocket to call 9-1-1, the woman made a break for the overpass and started to try and climb over the edge.
At that moment, …
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