Joe Hylton, has been driving eighteen-wheelers for 2+ years. By his count, this is the seventh time he’s come to the rescue.
Driving for Perdue Farms at night down Delaware’s Route 1 – he encountered the scene of an accident. Both cars were nearly destroyed, and a male was desperately diminishing the highway.
Hylton pulled over and strolled out into the middle of high-speed traffic, in the dark, to direct drivers away from the two wrecked cars. Then among the wreckage, one of the drivers started to scream that he could not find his child.
As a father of three, Hylton remembered, “I see a frenzied father running around. He’s looking in the back of his truck and saying ‘I can’t find my daughter, I can’t discover my daughter.’ I searched in and I saw an empty safety seat in the back of the truck.”
Joe went into “papa” mode and started to explore the marshy area along the road utilizing his flashlight.
He finally stumbled upon a small gray package! Initially he hesitated to look, knowing the type of injuries the two-year old could have sustained after being ejected from the car, but he was surprisingly shocked that the little girl reached up to him without a single scratch.
The tearful papa thanked Joe, who got back in his truck and went on his way.
However, a New Jersey Fire Department Battalion Chief, who happened to show up on the scene, was able to locate Joe and recognize him for his heroism.
The Delaware State Authorities is now granting Joe its Great Samaritan honor, and he was applauded by his company as well.
” There is a lot insaneness going on in the world, I don’t think in receiving accolades for assisting someone out,” responded the ‘super humble’ trucker. “That’s what we’re all supposed to do.”
” When I saw the appearance on his face, I stated, ‘Guy, I need to do something.’ To look at the empty car seat, your heart simply drops.”
” As I got closer to her, it resembled the Lord chose her up. She sat herself up and crossed her legs Indian design and stuck her hands up for me to choose her up.”
” I grabbed her and required the papa, the dad came running over, and we had a hug. We didn’t understand each other, I never met him prior to in my life. However I’ll tell you we understood each other because minute.”
” Everyone is so upset and upset, it seems like the world is on a level 10 today. A bit of great will go a long method. It gives me hope that things are on the fix, that things are changing.”
” The majority of the time it pays to be calm in those scenarios. That is the most helpful. Even if you do not know emergency treatment, if you can simply identify where individuals are and how to get help to them, that will save a life.”