A mother and her three young children were in a car that broke down on a set of railroad tracks just as a train was coming. A mayor from Georgia saved the family. Over the weekend, the Vienna Police Department wrote about the hero on their Facebook page.
All of this happened on Saturday morning around 3:45 a.m., when the small town’s mayor, Eddie Daniels, was on his way to work. The small town is about two hours south of Atlanta. He jumped out to help and pulled 26-year-old Rodreka Morgan out of the black SUV. Then he saw that there were kids in the back.
“I couldn’t let those babies sit there and get slaughtered by a train,” Daniels told WALB-TV. In the car were a 6-year-old, a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old. Just in time, the mayor was able to save everyone.
He told the station, “I got the two small ones out.” “At that time, I [saw] the train and the 6-year-old, I was pulling her out and that’s when the train hit.” Vienna police say that Daniels was treated for minor injuries caused by the crash and flying objects. WALB-TV said that he broke his ankle and had to get eight stitches in his head.
After the accident, the police looked into it and found that Morgan had alcohol in her system. The mother was charged with driving while drunk and putting two of her children in danger.
The Vienna police say that the Georgia State Patrol is now in charge of this investigation. It was not immediately possible to obtain legal information about Morgan.
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