Miami Teens Are Heroes in Aftermath of Fatal Crash
Posted by: DFX on Nov 05, 2015
There usually isn’t much to be happy about in the aftermath of a deadly car accident. In the case of a group of Miami teens, their heroism is being celebrated for preventing a terrible situation from being even worse. CBS Miami takes a look at this in a recent article titled “Miami High School Students Being Hailed As Heroes After Deadly Crash.”
Peter O’Dench of CBS Miami writes, “Several Miami high school students are being hailed as heroes after Miami Fire Rescue said they took valiant steps to help fellow students who were injured in a deadly crash. ‘We understand that several students are heroes after they ran up to the vehicle and broke a window using a rock,’ said Miami Fire Rescue Captain Ignatius Carroll. Carroll told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench, ‘Even though they didn’t have to, they jumped in to save lives.’ The students from Green Springs High School at 3551 N.W. 7th St. acted quickly after a school van that was headed eastbound on N.W. 7th St. was struck by a black Nissan Sentra that was southbound. The van was knocked over, trapping eight students and the driver inside. The driver of the Nissan Sentra did not survive. His wife was taken to the hospital. Police said it happened at 12:20 p.m. The students were on their way to lunch. The students who responded told D’Oench that they did not think twice about helping. Michael Loncharal, a 12th grader, said, ‘All I did was see the accident and I tried to help. I’m not going to see something like that and not help. I had to help. We had to break the windows.’”
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