Angel Soto is being hailed a hero for rescuing a stranger from a car crash, but his good deed came at an incredibly high cost.
The 36-year-old raced to the scene of a car crash in Boynton Beach, Fla., on Oct. 29 to pull Alexander Proscurshim out of his vehicle, the Sun Sentinel reports. But just as Soto was helping the injured victim, a Porsche plowed through the scene, pinning Soto to the wrecked truck and slicing off most of his right leg.
“The whole event is surreal,” Proscurshim, 26, told KRISTV.com. “You see him lose his leg and you try to save him after he saved you, it’s a horrible situation,”
The victim quickly turned into the hero of the gruesome situation as Proscurshim tied an old T-shirt to Soto’s leg to help stop the bleeding.
No charges have been filed against any of the drivers involved, but Soto -- a married father of four –- is filing a suit against the driver of the Porche, according to the Sun Sentinel. Though Soto has a long road to recovery ahead, he says he has no regrets.
“It was worth it,” Soto told KRISTV.com. “Like I said, if I had to go save someone else again. I would do it again.”
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