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Tue Jan 5, 2021, 02:48 PM

Trucker rescues toddler flung out of car into the dark in crash - heartwarming, miraculous

Posting because this is inspiring and heart-opening:


Trucker Hero Pulls Over When He Sees ‘Frantic’ Man Running Up Highway After Wreck Flings His Toddler into the Dark

Joe Hylton, has been driving big rigs for two years and, by his count, this is the seventh time he’s come to the rescue on the scene of an accident—and this time, perhaps, was the most heartwarming.

Driving for Perdue Farms, he was traveling at night down Delaware’s Route 1 recently, when he came across the scene of a bad accident. Both cars were nearly destroyed, and a man was frantically running down the highway.

Hylton pulled over and walked out into the middle of high-speed traffic in the dark to direct drivers away from the two wrecked cars. Then one of the drivers started to scream that he couldn’t find his daughter.

As a father of three, Hylton recalled, “I see a frantic father running around. He’s looking in the back of his truck and saying ‘I can’t find my daughter, I can’t find my daughter.’ I looked in and I saw an empty car seat in the back of the truck.”

Joe immediately went into “dad” mode and began to search through the marshy area along the road using his flashlight.

He finally came across a small gray bundle. At first he was afraid to look, knowing the type of injuries the two-year old could have sustained after being ejected from the car, but to his astonishment the little girl reached up to him without a single scratch.

The tearful dad thanked Joe, who got back in his truck and went on his way.

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“I grabbed her and called for the dad, the dad came running over, and we had a hug. We didn’t know each other, I never met him before in my life. But I’ll tell you we knew each other in that moment.”

“Everyone is so angry and upset, it seems like the world is on a level ten right now. A little bit of good will go a long way. It gives me hope that things are on the mend, that things are changing.”

More at link. Read the whole thing. It will bring tears. Good tears.

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/trucker-helps-frantic-man-after-highway-wreck-flung-his-daughter-into-dark/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_medium=weekly_mailout&utm_source=05-01-2021

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 02:52 PM

1. Decades ago, my parents always said to flag down a trucker if you got in trouble on the highway...

It was a different time and clearly, it is no longer a given that truckers will be different than the rest of society, but obviously, some ARE. Nice story.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:35 PM

9. Yup, that was in the days when truckers had CB radios. They did a lot of informal first responding.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 02:53 PM

2. Thank you for this

There are good people doing good things and we need to hear these stories to keep our spirits up. Otherwise, the polluting stories of so many asshats wear us down.

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 02:59 PM

3. "Good people doing good things." We need to see this every day right now.

I agree, we have to believe there are still good people out there.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 05:09 PM

13. They are there

Just need more sunlight on them.

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 05:16 PM

14. Yes. Some of them are risking their lives every day in hospital ICUs. nt

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 02:03 PM

15. Good people, all of them.

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 02:41 PM

16. Yes, so many everyday Americans doing the right thing. nt

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 03:43 PM

4. Good for the trucker! That had to be scary for everybody

But wasn't there a car seat involved anywhere with this?

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 03:55 PM

5. There was. REad again. She was flung right out of the car seat.

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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:05 PM

6. Interesting, thanks

Doesn't sound like she was strapped into the car seat tight enough. But so glad everybody is OK.

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:06 PM

7. i thought the same.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:20 PM

8. Thank you for sharing this! When I traveled full-time, I was in constant contact with the truckers,

(The days of CB). Never had an emergency, but many good conversations, much good information.i salute those who keep our goods moving in all weathers, in this trumplague.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:46 PM

10. A good man.

Yes, I cried. It does not help I am listening to a sad song "May It Be" from Lord Of The Rings.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:53 PM

11. I'm a sucker for these, and animal rescue. stories.

I always read them and/or watch the video. Can't help myself...but I don't really want to "help" it.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 05:00 PM

12. A working class hero is something to be!

John Lennon

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