I’m an over-the-road truck driver, and I was rolling westbound across Kansas, on I-70, just past Salina, when I saw a blink of a red light down in a ravine, about 300 feet down. I pulled over and grabbed my big 3,000,000-candela flashlight and headed down the ravine, where I discovered a wreck. Just as I reached the bottom of the ravine, my big light died on me. Luckily, I had my SureFire E2D LED Defender® in my pocket.
I found a driver pinned in a jeep; he had clearly rolled it a few times. I helped him get out of the jeep and pulled him to a safe place before climbing back up the ravine to my truck to get a blanket. I had already called for help, so I took the blanket back down and covered up the driver and stayed with him until help came. Then I climbed back up, using my Defender to light the way, to help the police and EMTs.
A state trooper thanked me and told me it was a good thing I found him, because as badly cut up as he was and as cold as it was, he would’ve surely died by morning. I owe my safety and that driver’s life to my Defender, and I never leave home without it.