Georgia delivery truck driver Greg Nall was driving along Interstate 20 last week, and as he took the exit, he noticed his brakes weren’t working.
I noticed I didn’t have any brakes, Nall told WSBTV. My options were to basically hit somebody or take a left and hit a tree.
Tara Baynes, a mother of four, was sitting in her car on Fulton Industrial Boulevard, directly in Nall’s path, as Nall came off the exit.
Baynes saw Nall’s truck heading toward her car and told WSBTV I went for cover and it (the truck) never hit.”
In an effort to avoid hitting Baynes’ car, Nall turned his truck toward a tree. Nall’s truck rolled. When his truck came to a stop, Nall climbed out.
Baynes jumped out of her car and ran over to help. I heard him yell, ˜Help me! Lord, someone help me,’ Baynes said . When I got to him, his leg was detached.
Nall, a husband and father, was seriously injured.
She was the only person that stopped, other than the paramedics, Nall said. Meant everything to me that she stopped.
Doctors had to amputate Nall’s left leg, and he’s since undergone several surgeries.
Although Nall does not believe he is a hero, Baynes insists he is.