North American car haulers proud of the job they do will smile when they hear about the latest Truckload Carrier Association (TCA) Highway Angel, Jaime Avitia, and how he came to be recognized for stopping to help another human being in need of help out on the roads and highways of the United States of America. On August 31, 2010, at about 1 a.m., Jaime was driving down Interstate 10 near Balmorhea, Texas, on his way to a company location in Laredo, Texas. Beneath him was Highway 17, which you can access using the Interstate 10 using a service road, but otherwise this route ends in a dead end, according to sources. Jamie saw a smaller truck moving down Highway 17, toward the dead end, when the truck suddenly veered off of the road, and vaulted into the air. Sources indicate the smaller truck flipped in the air, but landed upright, but still managed to lose two tires during the flight.
Thinking fast, Jamie apparently stopped his truck, grabbed his flashlight and first-aid kit, and ran down a hill to see if there was anything he could do to help. A brave reaction in a tense situation that will make the car transport driver and all transport drivers of North America proud when they hear this news. Upon arriving at the truck, Jamie looked into the vehicle and quickly determined what he needed to do. Moving to aid the driver, who was in the backseat, and apparently partly hanging out the back window of the vehicle, Jamie managed to find the space to administer first-aid to the driver, and revived the driver after a few tense moments of CPR. Stabilizing the situation, Jamie supported the driver, and tried to make sure he was as comfortable and supported as possible, while another trucker that had stopped to help called 911. Just another days work for this trucker, but definitely a day the driver in the pickup truck will never forget, and one that will make the auto transport driver proud to say he's a trucker.