Ex-Prisoner Misses Job Interview to Save Car Crash Victim


Ex-Prisoner Misses Job Interview to Save Car Crash Victim

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

He said he left the house at around 9 a.m. and hopped on a packed bus.

"I came out here with nothing, literally nothing", Tucker told CBS.

Alarmed by the sight, Tucker asked the bus driver if he was going to stop - and the driver said no.

Tucker, who is an ex-convict, asked the bus driver to stop so he could save the driver who was trapped in the overturned auto. Tucker helped save a man from a burning vehicle in Westport.

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.

When he noticed the driver was bleeding from his head, he removed his shirt - one he'd been given to wear to his interview - and used it as a tourniquet to stop the man from bleeding.

As a result of local news outlets reporting on the story, community members have come out in droves to help Aaron turn his life around.

"He kept shutting his eyes, and I made sure he stayed awake". "Your family wants to see you".

From there, the crash victim was taken to Norwalk Hospital, where as of Wednesday, he was reported to be in stable condition. 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.

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

He says his job interview was far from his thoughts as he rescued the man.

The hero said he was sad to miss his job interview, but "a life is only one time". Unbuckling the man's seatbelt, Tucker began to drag him away as the auto began to catch on fire.

Even though Tucker lost his opportunity to interview for a job as a bus boy, he has since received job offers for jobs in construction and in a rubber factory. Tucker's heroism saved the man's life but it couldn't save his interview, which he ended up missing.

"What I have found awesome about his is it's just not about Aaron anymore", Dale said. "I heard my son crying in the background, and right then and there I was like, 'I'm changing my life'". Tucker said that after serving 22 months on a weapons charge, the job offers are very meaningful to him so that he can again begin to earn enough money to raise his 21-month-old son. "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".

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