The video below shows the moment a good Samaritan in Bridgeport, CT jumps in front of a vehicle, just before it pins her and a small child against a building. She was attempting to save the boy, but is unable to get him out of the way in time. However, due to her selflessness, she still managed to save his life.
When you watch the video, you’ll see that her body absorbs the brunt of the hit. If she had not been between the vehicle and the building, to take some of the hit from the boy, then he surely would not be alive today.
Both the woman and the boy are recovering and expected to live.
Watch for yourself:
According to News 12, police said the speeding car stuck the trio and hit the side of a building around 1:30 p.m. at Junco’s Restaurant on Harrall Avenue. The crash was captured on surveillance video.
The woman and the two boys were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
One of the boys nearly had both legs amputated, however Yale-New Haven surgeons were able to save the limbs after hours in the operating room.
Police said the woman risked her life when she pushed one of the boys before the impact.
Police say the victims are now recovering.
Allen Pearson, 37, was injured in the crash. He was charged with reckless driving, failure to stop and having no insurance on the vehicle. The 2003 Acura he was driving was not registered according to police. They said there were no skid marks on the street which suggested the driver did not apply any brakes before the crash.
Thank goodness she was there and thought so quickly and fearlessly. That had to have take tremendous courage.
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