Delivery man saves child first day on job
A delivery man pulled a three-year child from a burning car in Aloha on the first day on his job.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office credits Isidro Franco-Garcia, 40, of Hillsboro, with saving the life of the child, who was trapped in the car. after an accident
"If not for his heroic actions, the result of this crash could have been very tragic," the sheriff's office said in a prepared statement.
According to the sheriff's office, at 5:55 a.m. on March 20, deputies responded to Southwest Farmington Road, west of Southwest 209th Avenue in Aloha, on the report of a vehicle that had crashed into a tree and was on fire.
When the deputies arrived a few minutes later, they found a 1999 Saturn SL had been traveling westbound on Southwest Farmington Road when it left the roadway and struck a large tree. The car was fully engulfed in flames.
The driver of the car, Lezel Ames, 38, of Aloha, who was 16 weeks pregnant, had escaped the car with her three-year-old son. Neither was seriously injured.
Deputies then learned that prior to their arrival, Franco-Garcia was delivering newspapers for the Oregonian when he came across the crash. When Mr. Franco-Garcia arrived, he reported that Ames was out of her car and yelling for him to save her son who was in a car seat inside the burning car.
Franco-Garcia rescued the boy from the car, and had the mother and child sit in his car until the deputies arrived. This was his first day on the job.
Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue arrived and exstinguished the fire while treating Mrs. Ames for minor injuries. The mother and child were both transported by ground to a local hospital. Ames had minor injuries and her son was transported for precautionary reasons. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
saved a child after pulling him from a burning car following a single vehicle crash. The driver was injured but the child escaped injury.
On March 20, 2013 at 5:55 a.m., Washington County Deputies
The Washington County Sheriff's Office commends Mr. Franco-Garcia for his swift action and selflessness in saving the life of another. If not for his heroic actions, the result of this crash could have been very tragic.