Good Samaritan Saves Victim From Car Crash

Gwen Vasquez
July 16, 2017

The 32-year-old Good Samaritan, Aaron Tucker, was in a bus going to the interview when he saw an overturned vehicle along a street.

Regardless of the fact that he only had a couple of bucks in his pocket and was about to lose the transport that was going to take him to the interview, Tucker ran up to the overturned vehicle and unbuckled the injured driver from the passenger seat and removed him from the auto. Fire Chief Robert Yost told the Westport News that Tucker and two other civilians are responsible for the rescue.

Even though Tucker lost his opportunity to interview for a job as a bus boy, he has since received job offers for jobs in construction and in a rubber factory.

Consequently, Tucker ended up missing his interview.

"God put me there to be helpful", Tucker tells.

A GoFundMe account has been set up for Tucker's benefit as a result of his efforts to save a stranger despite needing to get to a job interview.

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He said: "It didn't go through my head, because a job can come and go, but a life is only one time".

"I said I was going to help him, and asked the driver if he was going to wait for me and he said, 'no, I am going to leave you, '" Tucker said. "The only thing running through my head is that person in the auto could pass away, and I could help him", he said.

"I just want everybody to know it's not about what people could do for me". Tucker he said he'll use the money - and hopefully whatever he earns from a future job - to provide for his son, Aaron Jr., who is living with his mother. Tucker served half of a 22-month sentence for a weapons charge and is now trying to get steady work so that he can provide for his young son.

As word spread of Tucker's selfless actions, the Westport community rallied around him.

In an interview, Dale added, "He just did such a nice thing and it seemed like he was such a good guy who needed a hand and I thought that we could do that for him".

"Aaron is the kind of man who should be celebrated", Karin Dale, of Westport, wrote on the GoFundMe page she created.

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