Unemployed man, 32, misses job interview to save auto crash victim

Rodiano Bonacci
Luglio 16, 2017

"I said I was going to help him, and asked the driver if he was going to wait for me and he said, 'no, I am going to leave you, '" Tucker said of his conversation with the bus driver.

"I looked up and saw a auto 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.

People of Bridgeport, Connecticut are calling Aaron Tucker, who just got out of the prison after serving a 22-month-long sentence for weapons possession, a hero because he sacrificed a job interview in order to save a man's life on Wednesday.

"I got up around 5 o'clock in the morning because I was so excited for the interview", Tucker told the Daily 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.

Tucker kept the man alive and conscious before an ambulance could arrive to take him to a nearby hospital, and the Daily News says many in the man's community are crediting Tucker with saving his life.

Now a Westporter is working to show Tucker thanks; she created an online fundraiser to support him and his almost 2-year-old son.

Tucker went to the vehicle from the passenger's side so he could unbuckle the driver's seat belt and remove him from the overturned auto.

"God put me there to be helpful", Tucker tells.

"He said, 'No, I got a job to do".

A GoFundMe was set up to raise money for Tucker, who served almost two years in prison on a weapons charge, and his 21-month-old son.

"Aaron is the kind of man who should be celebrated", Karin Dale, of Westport, wrote on the GoFundMe page she created.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Tucker. It has mostly been shared in Westport, Dale said, and town residents are now going beyond to take additional efforts to help Tucker as well as others in the halfway house where he resides.

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

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