Car Crash
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People of Bridgeport, Connecticut are calling Aaron Tucker, who just got out of the prison after serving a 22-month-long sentence for weapons possession, a hero because he sacrificed a job interview in order to save a man’s life on Wednesday.

The incident happened when Tucker was on his way to an interview for a bus boy at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Stamford, Connecticut. He boarded a bus and dozed off for sometime. When he woke up, he saw a car lying overturned in front of the bus. Tucker noticed that no one except him was concerned about the car crash or the people involved.

“I looked up and saw a car flipped over right in front of the bus, so I ran to try to jump out of the bus,” Tucker told the New York Daily News. Before he rushed to aid of the car crash victim, Tucker asked the bus driver if he would wait for him and got back a curt reply, “No, I am going to leave you.”

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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 car. Without wasting time, he removed the shirt that he had been given for the occasion of the interview, and used it to stop the blood gushing out from the victim’s head.

With ambulance yet to arrive and the victim fast losing consciousness, Tucker kept on talking to him, boosting his courage and urging him not to give up.

“He kept shutting his eyes and I made sure he stayed awake. I told him to open his eyes, I said, ‘your family wants you,’” Tucker said.

By that time, a couple of onlookers from a nearby autobody shop had gathered to help out and the victim was eventually taken to Norwalk Hospital. It is only after the victim was tended to that Tucker realized that he was too late to show up for the interview, a job that he badly needed to be a better father to his 21-month-old son, who lives with the mother.

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“It didn’t go through my head, because a job can come and go, but a life is only one time. The only thing running through my head is that person in the car could pass away and I could help him,” he said.

After Tucker was hailed a hero by the residents, a title that he said that he was not vying for (“God put me there to be helpful”), the ex-convict has received two more job offers and also has his own GoFundMe page set up to raise money to help him out in the future.

The car crash victim is in stable condition, the Westport News reported.