A Pennsylvania dad recently made headlines for his quick thinking and action.
While driving home at around 10 pm on Tuesday night, a large SUV swerved in front of the 42-year-old father, his wife, and their 17-day-old newborn, causing their vehicle to careen off a 40-foot embankment. The car landed on its roof in a creek bed, trapping the family inside. With little time to act, the determined driver rescued his wife and child just moments before the car burst into flames.
After seeing the wreckage, Chief Quint Saienni of the Hockessin Fire Company told local affiliate 6ABC the family is very lucky to be alive. “It’s like a perfect storm. Dad was able to free himself and free his family out before anything traumatic and terrible happened.” Chief Saienni says of the entire harrowing situation “It seems like out of a Hollywood movie.”
By the time rescue and fire crews arrived on the scene, the three passengers were already waiting on the bridge, looking down on what could have been a much more tragic situation.
Incredibly, the entire family escaped the accident with only minor injuries. The other driver is still unknown, however, local police are investigating the crash and soliciting leads from the public in an attempt to locate the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Delaware State Police.
This dramatic incident just another example of dads going above and beyond when their families lives are on the line – like the dad who recently protected his family from a wolf attack.