Friday, January 7, 2011
The Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts Rescued Two Children From a Burning Van!
Ever wondered what lieutenant governors do? Well Tim Murray is the lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, and we know what HE does. HE SAVES LIVES. On Tuesday night, Murray was driving through Worchester, Massachusetts when he passed a minivan that had burst into flames. He immediately pulled over and ran to the van. An elderly woman had been driving it, and told him that her two grandchildren were trapped inside. Murray got the door open, then pulled the kids out of the car. Firefighters got to the scene shortly after that, and were able to put the fire out before it spread from the front of the car. According to Murray, as he was pulling the kids out of the car, their grandmother came close to ATTACKING him. Quote, "She told me, 'I didn't know if you were trying to take the kids or the car. I was about to punch you." This is actually the SECOND time that Murray has helped people in a car emergency. In April of 2009 he helped a woman who'd had a medical emergency and crashed her car on the Interstate. He waited with her until EMTs arrived.
(Worchester Telegram & Gazette)