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Sun Nov 21, 2021, 06:13 PM

Man sacrifices his car to save unconscious driver:




Here's the story:

NUNSPEET - It is Friday afternoon when Henry Temmermans from Nunspeet is on his way home on the A28. He still has some Teams meetings to go through, but otherwise only the weekend awaits him. Until he sees a car driving in the grass next to him on the highway.

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"I didn't hesitate for a moment. I had to do something." He can look inside the driver through his side window, he tells Omroep Gelderland. "What I saw was not good. It was clear that the lady was no longer conscious." The car won't come to a stop, so Henry has to think quickly"

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He gives some extra gas to end up in front of the car. "I saw that the guardrail wouldn't stop her." Watch Henry's heroic performance:

His plan succeeds: the woman crashes into the back of his car and comes to a stop.

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Behind him, another motorist helps, who managed to record the entire incident via a dashcam. "We both got out immediately. He called 112 and then we looked in the car together." 'Wake up' Inside the car, the female driver is still unconscious.

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"I saw that she had vomited. I still felt a heartbeat in her neck, so that reassured me." Henry tries everything to make her come around. "I still called her: 'Wake up, what happened?' That helped after about two minutes."

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Together they wait for the ambulance and police who arrive after about ten minutes. "Then I transferred it." His car has to be towed away: it can no longer be driven. "The other driver took me home.

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That turned out to be an old acquaintance from 25 years ago, when we were both still young and wild." Hero? In the same weekend, the daughter and husband of the woman who became unwell contact Henry. "They were very grateful to me."

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The woman is left with five broken ribs from the incident. It is still not clear how she became unwell. Henry had no hesitation in taking action, he says. "I see it on social media. People say they are proud of me, call me a hero.

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But I don't see myself that way. You are obliged to help people in need. I did what I had to do. That others that maybe wouldn't is up to them.

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tblue37 Nov 21 OP
underpants Nov 21 #1
Bayard Nov 21 #2
Skittles Nov 21 #3
wnylib Nov 21 #7
Tetrachloride Nov 21 #4
Demovictory9 Nov 21 #5
iluvtennis Nov 21 #6
calimary Nov 21 #8
Fla Dem Nov 22 #9

Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 06:21 PM

1. Good guy.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 06:25 PM

2. Hero

Hope his insurance company sees it the same way.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 06:33 PM

3. I think they will

there would be horrendous negative publicity for them otherwise

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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 08:43 PM

7. I wouldn't count on that. Insurance companies

are brutal about denying claims and penalizing what they would call "poor judgment" or "unnecessary intervention."

Many decades ago, in my early 20s, I had an entry level job in an insurance company. I saw denials and increased rates for people who damaged their cars when they swerved to avoid hitting a deer, dog, or once even an oncoming car. In the case of the oncoming car, the company said that the driver who swerved "over-reacted" beyond what was necessary to avoid a head on crash.

Car insurance is built on the blood of policy holders. (I did not stay long at that job. I would never have been able to adopt the company culture.)

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 06:34 PM

4. a young girl in my neighborhood is a heroine 2x

i assisted on one of the incidents

the 2nd incident was dramatic.

Actually i hope she forgets. itís might be a burden.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 07:21 PM

5. Great story

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 07:44 PM

6. x 2. n/t

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 08:45 PM

8. Quote of the day:

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The woman is left with five broken ribs from the incident. It is still not clear how she became unwell. Henry had no hesitation in taking action, he says. "I see it on social media. People say they are proud of me, call me a hero.
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But I don't see myself that way. You are obliged to help people in need. I did what I had to do. That others that maybe wouldn't is up to them.


WOW! A real-life hero! I'm seriously impressed!

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 09:14 AM

9. A good person.

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