A truck driver helped a little old lady cross the street in Arizona this week, but he did more than personify a classic trope – he may have just saved her life.
Ken Westbrook, a UPS driver of 40 years, was stopped waiting to turn left in Phoenix, Arizona when he noticed an elderly woman in a wheelchair.
He started to look closer and soon realized the woman’s wheelchair was stuck on the light-rail tracks, so he jumped into action.
“At that point, I wasn’t sure if the light rail was going to slow down or see her, so I got out so he could see me,” Westbrook said to 12 News.
He quickly freed her chair’s wheels from the tracks and pushed her to safety, narrowly avoiding a potentially deadly situation.
“I was nervous. I didn’t know what was going to happen while she was sitting there. I was glad that I was able to get her off of the tracks,” he added.
Westbrook says he doesn’t consider his actions heroic, and believes most anybody would have done the same thing.
“I treat others the way I would want to be treated and if that was my mother, or my sister, or a neighbor or an aunt, I would want them to do the same for me.”