Newark mayor Cory Booker just came to the rescue of yet another constituent.
Earlier today, Booker tweeted that he'd chanced upon an accident scene in Newark in which a pedestrian had been hit by a moving vehicle. According to CBS New York, although the police had already arrived at the scene, Booker got out of his car, ran to the man's side and began to talk to him. The mayor's office says the man soon came around, recognized Booker's voice, and asked, "Are you Mayor Booker?" The man, who is said to be in his 50s, was bleeding from the mouth and nose.
NBC New York reports that the hero mayor also got water and ice for the victim until an ambulance arrived.
He then tweeted that the driver of the car "did the right thing" by staying until medical help arrived. Check out the series of tweets below:
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God bless my residents. Pulled up on pedestrian/vehicle accident. We got man stabilized & into ambulance. He'll b OK. Thanx 2 all who helped— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) June 22, 2012
I appreciate the driver. Man ran into traffic. Driver did the right thing & stayed & helped me & others aid man until medical help arrived.— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) June 22, 2012
There is nothing more uplifting to the soul than human kindness and determined decency.— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) June 22, 2012
In a cynical world, good deeds resound more loudly than any negative words.— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) June 22, 2012
This, of course, is not the first time Booker has come to the aid of one of his residents. In April this year, he rushed to rescue a neighbor after learning her house was on fire. Although his security detail tried to hold him back, Booker said he "just grabbed her and whipped her out of the bed." He was later hospitalized for second-degree burns.
This time, though, Booker may have not have had as central a role to play in the incident. According to the Star-Ledger, veteran detective Michael Davidson was the first to arrive at the scene. He "immediately called 911 and began to render assistance," said Katherine Carter, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office.
When asked by a reporter later that day if he had a Superman "S" under his shirt, Booker replied, “This is not a moment like that. This is really about a lot of good people, Officer Davis especially, being there.”
Correction: A previous version of this article suggested that Michael Davidson is aged 19. It has since been changed to reflect that he is a 19-year veteran of the Prosecutor's office.