Man skips job interview, jumps off bus to rescue car crash victim

first_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Published: July 15, 2017 4:02 PM EDT (CBS) It had only been seven days since he got released from prison, but Aaron Tucker had already done the impossible — he landed a job interview.Last Thursday, the 32-year-old from Bridgeport, Connecticut, woke up at 5 a.m., grabbed a dress shirt he had been given at the halfway house he was living in, and hopped onto a city bus to meet the manager at a nearby Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. He was starting to drift off to sleep, then awoke and looked up to check the stop. He was startled to see a car hit a tree and flip over.The bus driver quickly hit the brakes and came to a stop.“Are you going to help?” he shouted to the bus driver.“No, but if you get out I’m going to leave,” the driver replied, explaining that he had to stick to his route.Tucker didn’t let that stop him. He jumped off the bus and sprinted toward the totaled car, which was upside down and spewing smoke. He kneeled down next to the passenger-side window and saw the driver covered in blood.“The guy had a lot of blood coming from his head,” Tucker told CBS News. He unbuckled the man’s seatbelt and dragged him away from the vehicle as it started to catch on fire. Several others also ran over to help, including three employees from a local auto body shop who brought over a fire extinguisher.“You’re going to be all right,” Tucker repeated to the man as they lay on the pavement. “Your family wants to see you. Keep your eyes open.”Tucker pulled off his shirt and used it to help stop the man’s head from bleeding. Within minutes, firefighters and EMTs arrived.“I had a grip on his arm to keep him calm as they put an oxygen mask on him,” Tucker said. “I just wanted to make sure he was all right, and that’s what I did.”A Westport car crash turns strangers into heroes — including a Bridgeport man who used his shirt as a tourniquet— WestportNow (@WestportNow) July 12, 2017Tucker skipped his interview in order to stay with the man until an ambulance arrived. The man was taken to Norwalk Hospital and was in stable condition as of Wednesday, the Westport News reported. Police are still investigating the crash.“I feel like a job can come and go, but a life is one time thing,” Tucker said. “The job just wasn’t in my mind at that time.”Community members who read a local news story about Tucker’s heroic rescue decided to help the man turn his life around. They set up a GoFundMe page, raising more than $16,000 in only a day.Kami Evans, a Westport community activist, used several Facebook pages she managed to help organize donation drives, collecting clothes and non-perishable goods for Tucker and his 21-month-old son.“I think everybody was just so moved. This guy did such a selfless act,” Evans told CBS News. “It wasn’t about anything but doing the right thing — and he did the right thing.”A business owner reached out to Evans Friday to offer Tucker a tailored suit so he will have confidence at his future job.The suit will come in handy, as job offers have started rolling in since Tucker’s story was shared.“I’ve been given a lot of job offers,” Tucker said. “Right now, I don’t have the money, so I want to get the best job I can to support my son.”Tucker said any money he makes will go toward taking care of his family.“I got locked up three weeks before my son was born,” Tucker explained. “When he was born, I got a phone call from the hospital. I heard my son crying in the background, and right then and there I was like, ‘I’m changing my life.’”Tucker got his GED and became a tutor in prison, hoping to be a role model for his son. “I came out here with nothing, literally nothing,” Tucker said. “But I knew if I worked hard things are going to come my way.” Man skips job interview, jumps off bus to rescue car crash victim SHARElast_img read more

Silver Lake man killed

first_img Share Deceased Curtson CharlesA Silver Lake man was shot and killed on Wednesday 29 August 2018. Information from Police Public Relations Officer, Simon Edwards, the incident occurred at 7:30 p.m. at Silver Lake claiming the life of 25 year old Curtson Charles. “According to information received, Charles was talking to someone near the steps leading to apartment 5 when a vehicle traveling in a westward direction stopped opposite the apartment. Three individuals wearing masks exited the vehicle, rushed towards him and shot him. Charles received multiple guns hot wounds to his torso, he fell on the ground motionless.”He was transported to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital where he was pronounced dead by a medical doctor; the body was then transferred to the Lyndhurst Funeral Home. Police he said are investigating the matter and solicited the help of the public. Anyone with information relevant to the matter may contact the Criminal Investigations Department at 266-5157, 266-5119 or Police Headquarters using the emergency number 911.This is the latest murder on the island. Two men were shot last weekend in two unrelated incidents where one resulted in the death of a Grand Bay man. Share Sharing is caring! 975 Views   no discussionscenter_img LocalNews Silver Lake man killed by: Dominica Vibes News – August 30, 2018 Share Tweetlast_img read more

Bishop Warning Against Carnival Excess

first_imgEntertainmentLocalNews Bishop Warning Against Carnival Excess by: – February 21, 2020 Share Bishop of Roseau, Gabriel MalzaireHis Lordship the Bishop, Gabriel Malzaire is issuing a reminder to practice moderation and self-control this season.He released a message ahead of next week’s Carnival giving somber words of advice to revelers.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 131 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Where Can You Fish This Weekend?

first_imgAnglers are reminded to review Emergency Orders and News Releases and the 2018 Southcentral Sport Fishing Regulations Summary booklet for the Northern Kenai Peninsula Area before heading out on their next fishing trip. However, you can still fish the waters of the Upper Kenai River, Russian River, and Russian River confluence areas. According to Department of Fish and Game officials, silver salmon fishing on the Kenai is underway and looks to be promising this season. Silver salmon typically get to the Kenai River around late July and August and continue running into September and October. As of Thursday, 299,092 sockeye have passed Fish and Game’s sonar on the Kasilof.center_img Dipnetting on the Kasilof River remains good, and is still open. A 2018 Upper Cook Inlet dipnet permit and a resident sport fishing license is required. Only Alaska residents may participate in this fishery. The retention of king salmon is still prohibited. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享With recent restrictrictions and regulations implemented this week to both commercial and sportfishing the big question is where CAN you fish?Effective at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 4, the Kenai River is closed to sockeye salmon fishing from its mouth upstream to the Sterling Highway Bridge at the outlet of the Kenai Lake.last_img read more

FBC La Follette to host VBS

first_imgIt’s been a while since the First Baptist Church of La Follette has hosted its own Vacation Bible School.  But that’s all changing this summer. Members of the First Baptist of La Follette welcome you as a youngster or a volunteer to “Game On.”  That’s the theme of the summer’s VBS at FBC.  It’s Sunday, July 15 through Thursday, July 19, 6  pm to 8:30 pm.  For a free ride to VBS, call the church office at 423.562.7649.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/23/2018-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more