WESTPORT, Conn. (AP/KDKA) – A former inmate on his way to a job interview is being lauded for helping the driver of a car that flipped over on a Connecticut highway.
Aaron Tucker was traveling by bus through Westport Wednesday when he saw the crash and jumped off to help the driver.
Tucker, who lives in a Bridgeport halfway house, helped rescue the driver from the smoking car and wrapped his dress shirt around the man’s head to stop a wound from bleeding.
The bus left the scene and Tucker missed his interview. But he says he’s since gotten other job offers.
“I feel like a job can come and go, but a life is one time thing,” Tucker told CBS News. “The job just wasn’t in my mind at that time.”
A GoFundMe was set up to raise money for Tucker, who served nearly two years in prison on a weapons charge, and his 21-month-old son. More than $28,000 was donated in just two days.
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