A Bellvue, Washington man has an interesting hobby that just happens to save people's lives. "When I'm not at work as a rocket scientist," said Dwight Flight, I'm out on the freeways looking for errant vehicles and stopping them with my own. In fact, Flight has a special 'beater' vehicle he uses for this hobby.
"It's a 1976 Cadillac Coupe de Ville," said Flight. "This particular model could stop a tank in its path," he continued with a chuckle. "In fact, that's why I've nicknamed the car, "Tank Williams."
The latest death-defying stoppage came this week when Flight saw the driver of a truck veering out into oncoming traffic and realized that he was coming up on a busy intersection. Flight says if the truck wasn't stopped somehow, it was possible that a whole row of vehicles would have been involved with the truck in a horrific series of crashes.
"That's when me and old Tank Williams sprang into action," said Flight. "We high-tailed it over there and positioned ourselves in front of the guy's truck and braced for a doozy of a rear-ender." Flight claims he wasn't hurt in the slightest in stopping the errant truck with his super coupe. "Nah, I always come prepared," he said. Flight then pulled out a high-impact helmet and fireproof jumpsuit with the name 'Tank Williams' embroidered on the left pocket.
Flight says he doesn't expect anything other than a thank you and promise to try and be a safer driver from the people he rescues. Oh, and of course, he asks that they don't pay him back by getting one of those 'If you've been injured in an accident' lawyers. "After all," he says, "it's not like you owe your life to me or anything like that."