I was driving home when I saw him. A tall guy standing on the bridge staring down onto the traffic. Then I noticed he was on the other side of the barrier, nothing to protect him from falling onto the motorway.
I jumped out of the car, running towards him in a panic; grabbing hold of the back of his jacket I screamed at him ‘mate, come on things can’t be that bad?’ If he leant forward there was nothing I could’ve done to stop him falling.
‘Please climb over the barrier and we can talk’ I begged. He looked at me, he was just a kid. I yelled to a guy on a bike, ‘for fuck sake, give me a lift here’ the two of us dragged him over the barrier. We’d saved a mixed up kid who thought that his parents would disown him because he owed £200.