Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Good Samaritans

Exactly one week ago,  four men took a chance with their life to pull out a woman from a vehicle that was burning.  Palisades Parkway is like our backyard. We drive on it almost every day of the week.  A lady who was driving an SUV on the Palisades had to steer away from driving on some kind of trash. Then she lost control of  her vehicle. People who witnessed the accident said that the vehicle actually was four inches above the ground and then ran into woods and overturned and caught fire. From among the stranded traffic some people got down to see what was happening. Then four people got out of their cars and pulled out the lady who was driving before the police could get there. As soon as the men pulled out the lady, the SUV was a blaze. If those four men did not pull her out, she would have been burnt beyond recognition. I am hoping that those four men get rewarded somehow. I mean they took the risk of their life.They say in my country that the reward that comes from up above is much better than any human can give. My husband says that the feeling of being able to save a life is in itself a reward.
So why did I not blog about this incident sometimes last week. Could it be because I heard this only once on the radio?

10 comments:

Shelly said...

I love stories of bravery like this. It always touches my heart and inspires me.

rainfield61 said...

Yes, the feeling of being able to save a life is indeed in itself a reward.

They are heroes.

Belle said...

Those men did a wonderful thing! Good for them.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Munir .. good samaritans indeed - I hope the woman survived and wasn't too injured .. Hilary

Michael Offutt said...

What a beautiful story. I'm glad you're blogging about it so that I can share in it.

Better is Possible said...

It's good to read about heros! Thanks for sharing.
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yaya said...

There are good things happening in the world, but newspapers sell more when they report the bad....It's always good to know the kindness of strangers and real heroes do exist!

Footprints of Peace said...

People now days don't find life or even saving a life that important. Everyone, well not everyone, but many find it easier to just walk away and turn a deafs ear to doing good for humanity sake. It was indeed wonderful to read your inspiring story.

Thanks for your support, Munir. You're the best! ~Della

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Lovely story, Munir! It always makes you trust people a little more when you hear of someone doing something for the right reason....just because it is good or the right thing to do. Thanks for sharing. :)

Craziness abounds said...

Isn't it amazing how bad news gets more publicity than the good news? I have stopped watching the news it depresses me so much. I always think there has got to be some good in our world. It can't all be about terrorist, murders, or some catastrophe. If that is all there is what is there to live for? So I just don't watch. I commend those men for their bravery. People are often to afraid to reach out anymore thanks to law suits and all that nonsense. Shame on us as humans.