By Morgan Winsor, abcnews.com
Aaron Tucker was on his way to a job interview in Connecticut on Wednesday in hopes of turning his life around after serving nearly two years in prison.
The 32-year-old father had hopped on a public transportation bus near a halfway house in Bridgeport, where he’s been living since June after serving a prison sentence for a weapons charge. The bus was traveling through Westport when Tucker saw a serious car crash that left a vehicle overturned, according to ABC station WABC.
Tucker jumped off the bus to help without hesitation, despite the bus driver informing him he wouldn’t be able to get back on.
“I asked the bus driver, ‘Are you going to help?'” he said in a recent interview with WABC. “He said, ‘No, and if you get out, I’m going to leave you.’ I seen the car smoking up, and the bus driver was still talking. The car started smoking, so I just ran out.”
Tucker and employees from a nearby auto repair shop pulled the injured driver from the wrecked car. The male driver was transported to a local hospital. His condition is unknown.
“Someone needed my help, and that’s what I did,” Tucker told WABC. “I helped them.”