A Good Samaritan is credited with saving a fellow motorist after an accident on the interstate in Kentucky. Rodney Jones Sr., a professional truck driver of Forest Park was traveling from the airport, something he does everyday, when he came across the crash scene.
The trucker jumped out of his 18-wheeler to check on those involved.
“I went to the first truck, and the driver was kind of in-and-out of it,” he told WXIX. “I asked if he was alright, and he said, ‘Yes.’”
The other driver however was not as fortunate.
“When I got to that truck, it was smashed,” Jones said. “The driver was in the truck yelling, ‘Help! Help! Help!'”
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Jones said that the driver was stuck in his seat, his body pinned beneath his steering wheel and the feeling draining out of his legs.
“I said, ‘All right, calm down, help is here, help is here, calm down,’” Jones said.
Jones and the other driver worked together to free the trapped driver with no luck. The pair waited for first responders from Crescent Springs, Erlanger and Florence to assist them in the rescue. While they worked on rescuing the distressed driver, Jones used his truck to direct traffic and shield the crash scene.
Hours later, Jones arrived home and told his wife, Daphne, about the event.
“I was pretty excited about the story,” Daphne said. “I was telling him, ‘Oh my God, babe, you’re a hero!’ I’m like, ‘That’s amazing that you jumped out of your truck and you helped someone.’ I was pretty pumped about what he did.”
While proud of her husband’s actions, she did what any loving wife would do: lecture him about the danger he put himself in.
“I did say to him, ‘Oh my God, you got out on the expressway! What you know, that’s pretty dangerous!’ I want to keep you.”
Jones responded back, “I didn’t even think about the danger or anything around me. Somebody needed help.”
“The Bible says do unto others as he would have others do unto you,” he continued. “I’ve been a truck driver for over 30 years and I’ve been blessed to never have been in an accident like that. But I’m pretty sure if I were involved in an accident, I would appreciate someone to stop and try to assist and help me as well.”
We as Christians can learn a lot from Jones’ words and actions. It is important for us to help those in need, for we are disciples of Jesus and must carry ourselves to the high standards He has made for us.