Man Records Desperate Attempt To Save Wrong Way Driver

A good Samaritan managed to avert a catastrophe in Texas as he took action after seeing a wrong way driver traveling down the highway.

According to CBS affiliate KLBK, Thomas Prado was driving near Stamford when he noticed a Chevrolet Impala was driving into oncoming traffic on the other side of the highway. The car was being driven by a 94-year-old woman who was apparently oblivious to the amount of danger she was in.

As you can see in the video, the woman had some extremely close calls and this promoted Prado to take action before anyone was killed. When the opportunity presented itself, Prado accelerated his van and managed to beat the Impala to a turn lane. He then attempted to get the woman’s attention, but she simply drove by.

Undeterred, Prado got back onto the highway and quickly accelerated in an attempt to catch up to the Impala. Figuring drastic action was needed, Prado cut across the grass divider and pulled up alongside the Impala – putting his own life at risk.

After rolling down his window and yelling at the woman to stop, Prado succeeded in getting the woman to pull over. He then assisted the woman out of Impala and made sure she was okay.

While this story had a happy ending, many people aren’t as lucky. According to the United States Department of Transportation, wrong way drivers cause an average of 300 – 400 fatalities every year.

 

  • Jason Miller

    94? Should she even be driving?

    • brn

      Aside from the whole wrong way thing, she did pretty well.

  • Хиллари сосет киску

    Yeah, 94???? Good lord! Perhaps it’s time to visit the DMV for a renewal review.

    • brn

      Or self driving cars.

      • Хиллари сосет киску

        A taxi?

        • KenjiK

          I agree. Taxi riding should be free for people that old.

          • brn

            When I’m that old, everything should be free. Until then, nope.

  • karmat

    Why did he make her get out? He could’ve just spun her around and let her go. Now she’s gotta explain everything.

  • Bo Hanan

    Do good guys film themselves doing good deeds? And then post that video online…

    • Dude

      Eh. I always question someone filming themselves doing things like giving food to the homeless, but I don’t think he’s trying to milk this for views in this situation.

  • Paul

    It’s good that this guy put himself in danger to save her and anybody else. Now the DMV need to step up and check her out. If she needs to lose her Drivers License so be it.

    • Bo Hanan

      Hahahahaha. I love the tone of your comment.

  • LJ

    Good man. We need more positive news stories.

  • BlackPegasus

    We took the keys away from my grandfather at 71 years old.

  • Mr. EP9

    Good ending.

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