Ex-Con Praised for Skipping Job Interview to Aid Car Accident Victim

Aaron Tucker 32 is being hailed a hero for running to the aid of a car crash victim in Connecticut.         

Aaron Tucker 32 is being hailed a hero for running to the aid of a car crash victim in Connecticut. GoFundMe

Tucker was on a bus from Bridgeport, Connecticut to Norwalk for the job interview when he noticed the overturned vehicle in Westport.

Tucker, who had recently completed a 22-month sentence related to a weapons charge, asked the bus driver if he would wait for him if he got out of the bus to help people in the wreck - but the bus driver declined.

Tucker, who was riding the bus on the way to a job interview, ran to help.

Consequently, Tucker ended up missing his interview.

She explained that Westporters have stepped up to help Tucker as well as others in the halfway house, volunteering to aid the men with resume writing and job preparation as well as donating business clothes. "I had to take the bus from the bus terminal in Bridgeport", he told News 12.

Tucker got out of the bus anyway and found the car's driver strapped into his seat and hanging upside down in the auto. I told him to open his eyes.

Without wasting time, he removed the shirt that he had been given for the occasion of the interview, and used it to stop the blood gushing out from the victim's head.

Emergency crews responded and took the man to the hospital, where he is in stable condition, according to the Westport News.

The hero said he was sad to miss his job interview, but "a life is only one time".

As word spread of Tucker's selfless actions, the Westport community rallied around him. "It's just about me saving his life", he said. "The only thing running through my head is that person in the auto could pass away, and I could help him", Tucker said.

"Aaron is the kind of man who should be celebrated", Karin Dale, of Westport, wrote on the GoFundMe page she created.

The page, found at https://www.gofundme.com/thanks-you-fund-for-aaron-tucker, has raised about $10,000 since its creation Thursday evening from over 150 donors.

"What I have found awesome about his is it's just not about Aaron anymore", Dale said.

A GoFundMe was set up to raise money for Tucker, who served almost two years in prison on a weapons charge, and his 21-month-old son.

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