It is a fact that drivers have injured and even killed lots of people and some even fled and left their victims dying along the road. But there are drivers who really go out of their way to help car accident victims and their good deeds are given recognition.
Robert Phillips of Cleburne, resident of Texas, was named Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for his kind act in freeing an elderly couple who were trapped in their vehicle after a crash.
On the afternoon of June 5, Phillips who is an owner-operator leased to American Central Transport out of Liberty, Mo. was driving on Highway 72 near Walnut, Miss. It was a rainy and windy day when the vehicle in front of him flipped and crashed into a ditch.
The car finally halted upside down, and the elderly couple was hanging from their seatbelts. Phillips, who was passing by, did a u-turn and returned to the scene to assist a few other motorists who stopped to pull the man out of the car. His wife, however, remained unconscious.
Phillips. who was formerly a volunteer firefighter, instructed the others not to move the woman until any internal injury is assessed. When emergency responders came, Phillips assisted them removed the woman from the vehicle. He stayed on until the situation had been handled.
Phillips said that he is just like any other normal human who wants to help others. Saving lives was a group effort although he was surprised that no one of the cars passing through the highway stopped to help. There were so many other vehicles passing by. But, he was glad that the couple is fine.
To acknowledge Phillips as a Highway Angel, he was receie the following symbols: a certificate, a patch and a lapel pin.
Another Highway Angel is Shelly York resident of North Little Rock, Ark., She has just been given the title by the Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for his efforts in saving a boy who fell out from the back of a pickup truck
Driver York of the Fort Smith ABF Freight system in Ark., was traveling within the area of his carrier’s terminal last 5th of April when he noticed a debris falling out of the back of a pickup truck. When he got near; he saw that it was a boy of about 8 or 9 years old who had dropped off.
The young boy was probably running behind the pickup but was unable to hoist himself in so he fell off and hit his head on the asphalt.
Lying on the road, the boy was opened to the danger of being hit by oncoming traffic.
York switched on his flashers and positioned his truck to protect the boy and then stood on the other lane of traffic and routed vehicles away from the area. He waited for the emergency responders to arrive and attend to the boy.
York will receive the symbols of a Highway Angel: a certificate, a patch and a lapel pin.
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Sources: Accident in Com