An 18-year-old man from Connecticut was honored as a hero after police say he prevented the tragedy by rescuing a family of four from their burning car.
Justin Gavin, 18, was walking down the street Wednesday in Waterbury, Connecticut when a flaming car rolled to a stop. A young woman was driving with three kids in the back seat, the youngest of whom was just 1 year old.
Gavin was smart enough to be terrified but rushed to help anyway.
“Life is too short, so, I just thought if that was me in that situation, I would want someone to help me. So, I definitely did what I can do,” he said.
Even as the flames grew, Gavin pulled all three children out of the car to safety and helped the driver get out, too.
“I was scared ’cause I didn’t know whether the car was gonna blow up at that instant. I grabbed the baby and the two little girls out of the car, and I helped her out the car,”
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