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post #1 of 4 Old 09-06-2013, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
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Two young men to the rescue

Saw this on the news. Great story about two observant young men who got involved, and quite possibly saved a young lady's life.

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Two...222446121.html

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Great story, and we need more like it.

When I was around 20 (very long time ago) a buddy and I were driving down the center lane of the NJ Tpk. Way up ahead there were flashing lights on the shoulder. As we got closer we could see that it was a tow truck getting ready to hook a car. There was a man standng on the shoulder, leaning in the driver's window. There was another car driving just ahead of us in the right lane, but partially on the shoulder. As we approached, that car never moved off the shoulder. He somehow missed the vehicle and the tow truck but the poor guy leaning in got knocked about 150 feet and went flying right alongside the road where we were. It was like slow motion and surreal. Meanwhile, the driver of the car just kept on going. We chased him down, got his plate and got off at the next exit toll both and reported him. They caught him about ten minutes later, just driving down the road with his whole family in the car. He told the police he thought he hit a bird. The victim's brains were all over his daughter in the passenger seat. He was drunk. We went back there a couple months later to testify but when the defense attorney saw us show up they took a plea. The point is, if we hadn't acted he would have gotten away with murder.

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Back about 1972, I was driving with a friend and saw an accident occur behind me. I turned around and went back, and there was a bunch of gawkers standing around doing nothing, and a man hanging from the car and bleeding. Being just back from overseas, I knew what was needed and got him on his back, cleared the airway, stopped the bleeding, etc. Then I reached inside his jacket to feel for a heartbeat and this ritzy-looking woman started shrieking," He's robbing him, someone do something," over and over. After a few seconds I was sick of it, walked over to her boyfriend and said, "Either call someone for this guy, or HER, if you can't shut her up!" Once he was breathing again, I left, but I always think of that incident whenever a see a hysterical woman.
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