Posted: 5:29 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012
His right leg was amputated, his left foot is fractured and he’s spent weeks confined to a hospital room, away from his wife and four kids.
But Angel Soto Jr., who lost his leg in October after being crushed between two vehicles as he was aiding a victim of another wreck, said he’d do it all over again if it meant saving another person’s life.
Losing a limb is traumatic, but having helped save the life of Boynton Beach resident Alexander Proscurshim was well worth it, Soto said on Monday, the first time he spoke publicly about the accident.
Proscurshim was sitting by his crashed Nissan pickup in the 3200 block of Old Boynton Road just west of North Congress Avenue, bleeding from his head. Soto extended his arm to help Proscurshim stand and walk away from the vehicle. Seconds later, David Plotkin’s Porsche slammed into the pickup, shredding Soto’s right leg.
“I think it would have been a very tragic end for Alex,” Soto said during a press conference, where he sat in a wheelchair with his wife Eileen nearby.
Proscurshim, interviewed a few days after the crash, said the fact that Soto stopped to help a stranger in need was remarkable.
“He didn’t have to stop, most people don’t stop. I just think this speaks to who this man is and his character,” he said.
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