On Aug. 1, 2015, Werner professional driver Clifford Bosecker was driving on I‐74 in Indiana when a pickup sped past him and struck another car from behind. The car rolled three times and landed in the ditch, and the pickup left the scene. Clifford instructed his student to call 911 while he stopped to assist the family.
One of the passengers, the daughter, was attempting to climb out of the vehicle, but Clifford helped her lie down to avoid further injury. He assessed the scene for smoke and gas leaks before tending to the two remaining passengers, a father and mother.
One was conscious and strapped in his seat belt upside down, so Clifford carefully removed him and laid him down. The other was conscious outside of the vehicle, so he encouraged her to lie down as well.
Clifford utilized both his first aid training from the Marines and a small medical kit from his truck to provide care until the paramedics arrived. He then provided a clear description of the pickup to local police, who were able to apprehend the suspects a few miles down the road.
For his heroic actions on that day, Bosecker, a Werner driver since 2010, was honored with a Humanitarian Award at the Dec. 8 Fourth Quarter Associate Recognition Ceremony.
“I am humbled by the honor and was just doing what was right,” Bosecker said.