January 29, 2014

Jesse Gomes - a Good Samaritan in Massachusetts

Jesse Gomes, of Westport, Massachusetts, came to the aid of someone in dire need, on the morning of January 27, 2014. 

Jesse Gomes
Jesse was on his way to work after 7:00 a.m. and was on a highway near Fall River when he spotted a tanker truck in flames and saw billows of smoke. The truck had rolled over. 

He and another driver pulled over.  They could see a woman, the driver of the tanker, inside the truck. 

They shouted out to the woman, asking her what was in the tanker truck and she hollered "Gas!".  

The other driver who had stopped along with Jesse disappeared.  That driver was afraid of an explosion and justifiably so.  

Billows of smoke at the scene of the burning tanker truck
Jesse ran on his own and unbuckled the driver and pulled her to safety.  11,000 gallons of gasoline were ready to explode. 

Lisa Korch, age 46, of Danielson, Connecticut, was the driver who Jesse Gomes
The Good Samaritan comes to the
aid of strangers, selflessly.
pulled to safety.  She is expected to be alright. 

Jesse said:  "I wouldn’t be able to just stand there and watch somebody burn."  

He doesn't consider himself a hero.  He stated he hoped that someone would have done the same for his mother or his loved one if they were trapped in a similar incident. 

Jesse is a Good Samaritan.  He is one of those who come to the aid of strangers, selflessly. They are the everyday heroes of our world. 

God bless Jesse Gomes.  We need more men like him. 

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