Ex-inmate misses job interview to save motorist

“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,” Aaron Tucker told the Daily News

Aaron Tucker from Bridgeport was on a bus in Westport when he noticed an overturned auto on the Post Road that was smoking.

The New York Daily News reports that 32-year-old Aaron Tucker was on a bus headed toward a job interview in Stanford, Connecticut, when he saw a vehicle that had flipped over and had smoke pouring out of it just ahead of the bus.

Tucker and two other bystanders worked to pull the driver from the smoking vehicle before emergency response personnel arrived.

As a result, he missed the job interview for a bus boy position at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Stamford.

Tucker, who is an ex-convict, asked the bus driver to stop so he could save the driver who was trapped in the overturned auto.

Consequently, Tucker ended up missing his interview.

Tucker helped remove a male driver from the overturned vehicle in Wesport Conn
Tucker helped remove a male driver from the overturned vehicle in Wesport Conn

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. 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.

The hero said he was sad to miss his job interview, but "a life is only one time". I told him to open his eyes.

Emergency crews responded and took the man to the hospital, where he is in stable condition, according to the Westport News.

As of Saturday evening, a GoFundMe page set up for Tucker had raised $29,025 of a $35,000 goal. "But to me, if it happened again, I'm going to continue to do it because it's the right thing", he said. But he said he's since gotten other job offers.

Tucker, who is living in the halfway house after serving a 22-month sentence related to a weapons charge, remains focused on a singular goal: Getting a job so that he can support his 21-month-old son, who now lives with his mother.

"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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