A brother and sister are being hailed as heroes after they rescued a couple with an 11 day-old baby after seeing the family’s SUV go into the water and flip over.
Aaron Allen and his sister Jolisa Jones did not hesitate in leaping to action as soon as they saw the car flip over.
“There was actually a mother, a father, and an 11-day-old baby inside,” Aaron recalled. “I just immediately thought about my daughter and what I would do if I were in that situation.”
The siblings, who work for Ashley Furniture, were driving a delivery truck northbound along I-75 when they saw white Chrysler side-swipe the couple’s vehicle.
“The car pretty much just blind-sided them, and I’m pretty sure they were just as scared, and I was shocked,” Aaron said. “The first thing I could do was to spring into action.”
“I saw that water was seeping into the car, where it was turned upside down,” Aaron said. “We tried to break the windows, but that didn’t work. So the only thing I could think of was to flip the car over. So I told my sister to help me so we could flip it over to its side. So what happened is after we flipped it over to the side, I took my shirt off and wrapped it around my fist and I used my fist to break the windshield off.”
Both Aaron and Jolisa were left with injuries after saving the family.
“As my fist was coming out of the windshield, it hooked the glass and it pulled my skin all the way back in a big chunk,” he said. “The glass tore into my tendons in my arm.”
Jolisa was left with injuries to her fingers, but they have no regrets about what they did.
“If I was in that situation, I would want someone to come to my rescue, honestly. I would want someone to help me,” Aaron said.