Skip to comments.Guy saves stranger in sinking car; a Family Friend; (from 2012)
Posted on 01/16/2014 10:38:54 AM PST by lee martell
This is an old story from February of 2012. I happened to come upon it, and wanted to share it. Steven Richards, a delivery driver for an appliance company in Purcell, Oklahoma, was on the highway, returning from a delivery. Looking in his rear view mirror, Steven noticed the car behind him had begun moving in an unstable, jerky manner. Steven was about to change lanes, when suddenly the car behind him veered sharply toward the left side of the road, crashed through a wooden fence and splashed into the creek which ran next to the road.
The car was submerged in the water, turned upside down. All Steven could see was the four tires sticking up. Steven stopped his car, ran back to the area, took off his boots, left his cell phone on the grass, and dove into the water. It was clear that the drivers side door was wedged against the bottom of the creek, but Steven was able to open another door and get the driver out. Almost out of air, Steven rushed them both back to the surface.
As Steven was about to give CPR, the dazed driver opened his eyes. It was someone he knew, 22 year old Josh Kizer. Steven had met him a few times before, because their fathers were best friends. What made this life saving event even more unique is that Josh's dad once saved Steve's dad years ago, when he got stuck in a deep mud pit.
Degrees of separation... it’s a small world.