Ex-inmate misses job interview to save motorist

Ex-inmate misses job interview to save motorist

But now his good deeds are coming back in double, with job offers and donations coming in on his behalf.

Earlier this week, a 32-year-old from Bridgeport, Connecticut made headlines after he skipped out on a job interview in order to rescue a vehicle crash victim.

"I got up around 5 o'clock in the morning because I was so excited for the interview", Tucker told the Daily News. The driver, who was focused on sticking to his bus route, explained to Tucker that he was not planning to deviate from the schedule. Looking outside of the bus, Tucker was surprised to see a vehicle, which had hit a tree and completely flipped over.

Nonetheless, the good Samaritan did not pause to consider his options.

Aaron Tucker, seven days out of prison, saw the auto smoking.

After the bus driver refused to help, Tucker says he got off the bus and ran to help the 61-year-old driver.

He pulled the driver out, took off his own shirt and used it to stop the driver's bleeding.

"He kept shutting his eyes, and I made sure he stayed awake. Keep your eyes open".

"God put me there to be helpful", Tucker tells.

Soon afterward an ambulance arrived and took the driver to a local hospital, where he is listed in stable condition, according to Westport News. Nor does he think it was any big deal to pass on his job interview.

He said: "It didn't go through my head, because a job can come and go, but a life is only one time".

While many in the town regarded Tucker as a "hero", he said it was just the right thing to do and that he wasn't concerned about the job interview that he sacrificed.

The page was set up by Westport resident Karin Dale.

Still, Tucker remains humble and brushes off the praise.

"I feel that they're better people than me, taking the time out to help me and my son", Tucker told WABC. "I heard my son crying in the background, and right then and there I was like, 'I'm changing my life'". Having just been released in prison a week before (after serving a 22 month-long sentence on a weapons charge), Tucker was making his way from the halfway house he resides in and hopped on a city bus in order to make it to his appointment. Tucker he said he'll use the money - and hopefully whatever he earns from a future job - to provide for his son, Aaron Jr., who is living with his mother. "I know that if I continue to work, I am going to get a job because I am not going to go without supporting my son and raising my son to be happy".

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