Hero Mayor Helps Mom And 3 Kids Flee Stalled Vehicle From Oncoming Train

VIENNA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia mayor helped a mom and three youngsters escape from a sport utility automobile that was stalled on railroad tracks with a practice quick approaching.

Vienna Mayor Eddie Daniels was on his technique to work Saturday morning when he noticed the SUV within the harmful place. “I couldn’t let these infants sit there and get slaughtered by a practice,” Daniels instructed WALB-TV.

He helped the mother out first, then noticed three youngsters within the backseat — a 6-year-old, a 3-year-old and a 1-year previous. He mentioned he bought the 2 youthful youngsters out and was serving to the 6-year-old when the practice hit the automobile.

Daniels mentioned he remembers being caught between the practice and the SUV however nonetheless managed to get the final baby out. The smashed automobile landed just a few toes from the place it was hit.

Daniels has a damaged ankle and eight stitches on his head. He mentioned he’s grateful the household is alive.

The second-term mayor additionally mentioned he would have by no means imagined this occurring within the south central Georgia metropolis of 4,000 residents.

“I’m out right here simply doing God’s work. That’s what we’re speculated to do,” Daniels mentioned. “And so they instructed me I used to be a hero. I mentioned I don’t really feel like a hero, simply really feel like I’m doing what I’m speculated to do, what the folks elected me to do.”

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