February 24, 2017

Positivity: Husband of woman pinned under truck thanks high schoolers who saved her life

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Orlando, Florida (video at link):

Updated: 9:13 AM EST Feb 19, 2017

An Orlando mother is still in the hospital after a truck slammed into her while crossing a street Thursday.

Now, Susan Gentry’s husband wants to thank the four high school football players who saved her life in a remarkable rescue.

“She’s doing much better,” said Mark Gentry.

A bystander snapped a photo of a white pickup truck moments after witnesses say a man drove over Susan at the Edgewater Drive crosswalk. Witnesses say Susan pushed her young daughter out of the way.

“The tire was on her chest and was suffocating her,” said Mark, who watched the whole thing.

Mark and others ran to help but couldn’t lift the several thousand pound truck. He screamed for help and four Bishop Moore Catholic High School football players, who just so happened to also be on the weightlifting team, saw what happened and ran over. They managed to lift the truck long enough to pull Susan to safety.

“Right place at the right time,” said Mario Hernandez, one of the players. “There’s a reason for everything. Feels like a God moment, you know what I mean?”

Mark certainly does.

“I don’t want to say what would have happened” if they didn’t step in, Mark said. “We all know it would have been a totally different story.”

He says they “definitely” saved her life. …

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