Ex-Prisoner Heading To Job Interview Uses Shirt To Save Man's Life

Lawrence Kim
July 16, 2017

Aaron Tucker, 32, took a bus from the Isaiah House, a half-way residence in Bridgeport, Connecticut, about 9 a.m. when he saw the overturned auto. Before he rushed to aid of the auto 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". Tucker jumped off the bus to give aid to the driver, according to the New York Daily News.

"The guy had a lot of blood coming from his head", Tucker told CBS News.

Tucker may have lost the job he was to have interviewed for, but the publicity over his actions at the accident scene brought three new and better job offers.

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. "I saw a lot of smoke coming from the vehicle and I just jumped off the bus and ran to the auto". I told him to open his eyes.

With the help of a few other pedestrians, Tucker pulled the man from the wreckage and used the crisp, clean shirt he had been given for the interview to tie a tourniquet around the stranger's head.

"I just wanted to make sure he was all right, and that's what I did".

He said: "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 vehicle could pass away, and I could help him", he said.

The man was taken to Norwalk Hospital and was in stable condition as of Wednesday, the Westport News reported.

Though he is grateful for the attention he has received, he remains concerned about the victim's recovery.

Westport community activist Kami Evans says that the community has joined in praise for Tucker's actions.

In an interview, Dale added, "He just did such a nice thing and it seemed like he was such a good guy who needed a hand and I thought that we could do that for him".

Tucker is now living in the halfway house after serving a 22-month prison sentence related to a weapons charge.

"I just want everybody to know it's not about what people could do for me", Tucker said.

"When I come home he is going to live with me", Tucker said. As of this writing, the page has raised more than $10,000. "I know that if I continue to work I am going to get a job because I am not going to go without supporting my son and raising my son to be happy".

Additionally, a GoFundMe page was created to help Tucker get on his feet.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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