Though the bus driver told Tucker he would leave without him if he got off the bus, Tucker got off anyway and played a major role in aiding two other bystanders who worked across the street to pull the driver from the smoking auto and begin treating him until emergency personnel arrived, people at the scene said.
The 32-year-old Good Samaritan, Aaron Tucker, was in a bus going to the interview when he saw an overturned auto along a street.
Tucker, who was riding the bus on the way to a job interview, ran to help.
"I got up around 5 o'clock in the morning because I was so excited for the interview", Tucker told the Daily News.
She explained that Westporters have stepped up to help Tucker as well as others in the halfway house, volunteering to aid the men with resume writing and job preparation as well as donating business clothes. "I told him to open his eyes; I said, 'your family wants you, '" Tucker told the paper.
Tucker, who is an ex-convict, asked the bus driver to stop so he could save the driver who was trapped in the overturned vehicle.
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"It didn't go through my head, because a job can come and go, but a life is only one time".
An ambulance arrived and took the man to Norwalk Hospital where he is in stable condition, the Westport News reported.
The residents of Westport are hailing Tucker as a hero, but Tucker is brushing off the label, saying he was just in the right place at the right time.
The Westport community also has rallied around him, starting a GoFundMe, which has raised more than $11,000 in 18 hours. Tucker said that after serving 22 months on a weapons charge, the job offers are very meaningful to him so that he can again begin to earn enough money to raise his 21-month-old son.
"I just want everybody to know it's not about what people could do for me".
"All of my FB pages have been blowing up with how can I help, what can I do", Evans said.