Ex-Con Praised for Skipping Job Interview to Aid Car Accident Victim


According to the New York Daily News, Aaron Tucker left the halfway house where he now resides in Bridgeport, Conn., on Wednesday morning with less than $2 in his pocket, en route to his job interview for a busboy position at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Stamford, Conn.

When Tucker asked if the driver would wait for him while he checked on the man in the overturned auto, the bus driver also said no.

Aaron Tucker, 32, was on a bus en route to a job interview when he saw a vehicle rollover and crash on Post Road East in Westport July 12.

Tucker was a no-show at his interview, but his good deed has earned him three offers so far for jobs in construction and at a rubber factory. "I had to take the bus from the bus terminal in Bridgeport", he told News 12. I told him to open his eyes.

Tucker, who is an ex-convict, asked the bus driver to stop so he could save the driver who was trapped in the overturned vehicle.

Without wasting time, he removed the shirt that he had been given for the occasion of the interview, and used it to stop the blood gushing out from the victim's head.

"He kept shutting his eyes, and I made sure he stayed awake".

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He said: "It didn't go through my head, because a job can come and go, but a life is only one time". Tucker served half of a 22-month sentence for a weapons charge and is now trying to get steady work so that he can provide for his young son.

The page, found at https://www.gofundme.com/thanks-you-fund-for-aaron-tucker, has raised about $10,000 since its creation Thursday evening from over 150 donors.

An ambulance arrived and took the man to Norwalk Hospital where he is in stable condition, the Westport News reported. A GoFundMe campaign created by the community has also raised nearly $14,000 in recognition of the man's compassion.

"He said, 'No, I got a job to do".

Westport community activist Kami Evans says that the community has joined in praise for Tucker's actions.

"What I have found awesome about his is it's just not about Aaron anymore", Dale said.