Monday, October 14, 2013
My son lives in Fort Worth. This morning between 6 and 7 he was on his way to the gym to workout before going to work he saw the pickup in front of him try to slow because brake lights were on in front of her. Her truck went over the bridge nose first into the Trinity river. He stopped called 911 and went down the embankment to the river. The truck was upside down in the river. Without thought for himself he got in the river and tried to get her door open. He broke out the window with his bare hands and got the woman out and on the bank of the river before the police and first responders got there. The woman was breathing very shallow and was unresponsive to him as he was trying to talk to her. He went back up the embankment to get the police. The FT. Worth police dept. sent him on his way! (without taking a statement or even getting his name!) When he got to work he was in mild shock, soaking wet and bloody from all the cuts on his hands from the window glass. He was taken to the ER and spent 3 hours having all the glass removed. As he was leaving the ER docs did tell him the woman did not make it. She died right after he left the scene.
I asked him if he would do it again knowing the outcome: He said he would do it in a heartbeat to try to save someone no matter what the outcome.
We are very very proud of him and our heartfelt sorrow goes out to the family of this woman.