Driver named Highway Angel for rescuing fellow trucker

Doron Doravi (Image Courtesy of Truckload Carriers Association)Doron Doravi (Image Courtesy of Truckload Carriers Association)

Diamond Transportation System driver Doron Doravi, of Phoenix, Arizona, has been named the Truckload Carriers Association’s latest Highway Angel after he stopped to aid a fellow trucker after a rollover accident.

Doravi, an owner-operator, was driving from Fargo, North Dakota, to Amarillo, Texas, on May 3 in the southbound lane of Highway 81. He saw an overturned tractor-trailer stretched across the two northbound lanes and the center grass median. The truck appeared to have lost control while approaching a curve.

Doravi pulled to the shoulder and, with the help of another trucker who had stopped, climbed into the truck cab, cut the shaken but safe driver from his seat, and helped the man out of the cab.

“This is something to learn from,” Doravi said. “I don’t know what happened (that day). But if you’re carrying a heavy load you go slower. If you’re tired you need to find a safe spot to take a nap.”

Doravi is a former reserve firefighter and EMT.

TCA presented him with a Highway Angel certificate, patch, lapel pin and truck decals.