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HOPEFULLY i saved a life today!!

I was comin back from bamachips in jasper, and was drivin back down AL HWY 69 which is a back hwy like many we have here. Rolled up on an accident that had just happened. there were a few vehicles already stopped about 50ft or so ahead of me and debris in the middle of the road and a guy walkin back my way. I rolled down my window and asked if everyone was ok. He said IDK this guy just side swiped my 3 car trailer and went into the woods and im goin to check on him. So i backed up into a lil gravel road off the hwy behind me to go see with him. Came up on the F-150 and the drivers door was open, bags deployed, and the passenger door was bent out. I walked to the drivers side and he went to the pass. there was no one in there. He was ejected from the truck about 10ft or so. I checked under and surrounding area to check for a pass but didn't see anyone. the man was unconcious but breathing. went back to the road and called 911 and there was a lady headed down to check too. By the time i got back he was goin into shock and i told the lady to go get blankets and i had some gloves and first aide stuff in my truck. He stopped breathin and i administered CPR for about 5 mins or so IDK till the paramedics got there.....what a day!! lol
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damn dude.. most people wouldn't do that.. hope he's alright
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wow good job give your self a pad on the back !!!
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damn dude.. most people wouldn't do that.. hope he's alright
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wow good job give your self a pad on the back !!!
Well i'd like to think if it was me layin there and needin help that people would do the same. It really shook me up for awhile afterwards, but durin, my trainin kicked in and that all i was consentrated on. I was really scared to move him at first because i didn't know if he had any back or neck injuries but if there not breathin there life is more important than that at that time. I'm just happy that i could be there to help.
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holy crap good work!
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yeah man.. ur gonna have good karma
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i was picturing more of a like i drove my beast truck into the woods and saved the day, but cool story tho, i wish i had the knowledge to even do that.
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wow man im glad to hear there is still people like you in this world! good job!
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i was picturing more of a like i drove my beast truck into the woods and saved the day, but cool story tho, i wish i had the knowledge to even do that.
i you contact your local red cross they offer the cpr training and some first aid classes. you never know when you may need it .
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Thats very admirable Josh!! The world needs more people like you!
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i was picturing more of a like i drove my beast truck into the woods and saved the day, but cool story tho, i wish i had the knowledge to even do that.
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wow man im glad to hear there is still people like you in this world! good job!
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i you contact your local red cross they offer the cpr training and some first aid classes. you never know when you may need it .
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Thats very admirable Josh!! The world needs more people like you!
thanks ya'll!! yeah i have CPR and first aide training through my job and we have to renew it every yr so i've been through more than a couple, and yes good point you NEVER know when you'll need it!!
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Awesome. Hopefully the guy makes it through okay.
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dang thats a crazy story. what a life saver you are lol
kinda had an incident like that a few years ago. i was driving to work and a car had flipped off the freeway onto the road that i drive onto to get to my then job at the local waterpark(yes i was a lifeguard) and i got there right after it happened and so did some other life guards and one of my co-workers had pulled a guy out of the flaming car and the guy was burned really bad throughout his entire body. paramedics arrived right after and we all went to work late. that guy was later on the news about what he did.
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and people say seat belts are stupid
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Way to go man! Are you able to find out how the guy did?
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i think what you did was great!
i think the guy not using his seatbelt is an idiot

for ANY OF YOU who don't wear your seat belt: your stupid idiots.
and if this offends anyone, TOO BAD.
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thanks ya'll!! yeah i have CPR and first aide training through my job and we have to renew it every yr so i've been through more than a couple, and yes good point you NEVER know when you'll need it!!
i've been a firefighter/emt since i've been 18 so i praise anyone who gives the extra effort when most people stand by and do nothing.
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Extra cool points to you. Good job man. Its nice to know there are people like you in this world, most people stand there and just watch.
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nice job man! hopefully your situation doesnt end up like FMDs though.
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You did good man. You've earned your good karma for the day. Go buy some lotto tickets if its not too late. I hope the guy makes it, and regardless of what happens, you can say that you know you took the first step to save another person when nobody else did. Good job man.
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nice job man! hopefully your situation doesnt end up like FMDs though.
what happened to FMDs situation?
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he got sued for it!
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i was picturing more of a like i drove my beast truck into the woods and saved the day, but cool story tho, i wish i had the knowledge to even do that.
LOL thats what I thought.

Congrats on helping out your fellow man. Its sad today that some people won't help out others or can even be afraid to cause of liability reasons.
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Reminds me of a Vault soda commercial. Good for that dude, you rolled up. The driver might have had some hard feelings about the guy for side swiping him and might not have even attempted CPR.
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he got sued for it!
HE GOT SUED FOR RESUSCITATING SOMEONE??????? WHAT JUDGE WOULD BE AN IDIOT LIKE THAT? NO WONDER NOT MANY PEOPLE WANT TO HELP OUT ANY MORE. good job though on assessing the situation and jumping to make sure the person or persons involved in the crash were located and treated for the conditions.
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