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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Marlins C John Buck helps rescue two women from overturned car

A hero, but he’s no Nomar.

‘I pulled out of the entrance (of his neighborhood) and I saw this car upside down and smoking. I kind of saw a hand pulling at the window,’’ he said.

“I looked at my wife and my wife’s like, ‘Go help! Just go!’’

Buck ran to the overturned car and went to work with two other Good Samaritans.

Buck and a bus driver who stopped to give assistance were able to help the car’s driver crawl out of a window of the upside-down car. Buck and another man pulled the passenger out.

Buck also called 911, but at the scene he said. “I didn’t do a whole lot of talking — everybody was speaking Spanish around me.’’

It didn’t take long for police and paramedics to arrive. Buck said the injuries to the two elderly women did not look life-threatening. He said he thinks the passenger might have suffered a broken leg; the driver didn’t appear to be physically hurt too much.

“It wasn’t that serious,’’ he said. “But the car upside down and the way it landed, the two older ladies were pretty lucky.’’

Buck didn’t stick around too long – he was on his way to pick up his son from school.

“I pulled them out, then the police came, I gave my report and was like, ‘Guess my job’s over.’ So I took off.’’

Greg Franklin Posted: December 13, 2011 at 01:25 AM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Enrico Pallazzo Posted: December 13, 2011 at 04:51 AM (#4014780)
No. #######. Way.

May the shenanigans be plentiful.
   2. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: December 13, 2011 at 04:58 AM (#4014782)
“I didn’t do a whole lot of talking — everybody was speaking Spanish around me.


Racist!
   3. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: December 13, 2011 at 05:04 AM (#4014785)
Well, you just have to click through to see a picture of the deer Buck shot for sport. Big rack on it, the deer obviously had it coming. What a hero.
   4. The Most Interesting Man In The World Posted: December 13, 2011 at 05:06 AM (#4014786)
Roids
   5. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: December 13, 2011 at 05:16 AM (#4014790)
Meh. Call me when Buck rescues the cat and the player piano from the burning car too.
   6. BWV 1129 Posted: December 13, 2011 at 08:20 AM (#4014834)
Had Albert Pujols been there, he wouldn't have saved them because there weren't enough victims.
   7. Greg K Posted: December 13, 2011 at 10:14 AM (#4014843)
Well, you just have to click through to see a picture of the deer Buck shot for sport. Big rack on it, the deer obviously had it coming. What a hero

How do you know the deer wasn't responsible for smashing up the car and flipping it over? He was just finishing the job, protecting all the other elderly Hispanic ladies that racist deer would have murdered in the future.
   8. Run Joe Run Posted: December 13, 2011 at 12:27 PM (#4014851)
Good job for Buck. Serious question - since the car was smoking, it seemes best to get the passengers out. Buck and others had to make a quick assessment of the situation. If the car is not smoking it would seem keeping the passengers calm and in place until the help arrived could be the right thing. Wondering if anyone with some training in this department has a thought.
   9. Autobahn Posted: December 13, 2011 at 12:47 PM (#4014856)
Good job for Buck. Serious question - since the car was smoking, it seemes best to get the passengers out. Buck and others had to make a quick assessment of the situation. If the car is not smoking it would seem keeping the passengers calm and in place until the help arrived could be the right thing.


I'm not trained or anything but as I understand it, if there's no fire or immediate danger for the victims, you shouldn't move them for fear of causing further injury such as spinal injuries until the emergency services arrive.
   10. Shooty would run in but these bone spurs hurt! Posted: December 13, 2011 at 01:00 PM (#4014858)
Gamma radiation is a PED. Cheater!
   11. My name is Votto, and I love to get Moppo Posted: December 13, 2011 at 01:16 PM (#4014867)
“I looked at my wife and my wife’s like, ‘Go help! Just go!’’


Whipped.
   12. Jose is an Absurd Sultan Posted: December 13, 2011 at 01:22 PM (#4014870)
When I first said the headline I thought it said "Joe Buck" and I was really excited to see what the comments were going to be.
   13. WhoWantsTeixeiraDessert Posted: December 13, 2011 at 01:33 PM (#4014875)
Buck kills bucks and eats them. Cannibal!
   14. Magnum RA Posted: December 13, 2011 at 01:49 PM (#4014890)
Rescuing people from burning cars is the new market inefficiency.
   15. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 13, 2011 at 01:57 PM (#4014895)
“I looked at my wife and my wife’s like, ‘Go help! Just go!’’

What did she do? Just watch?
   16. Javy Joan Baez (chris h.) Posted: December 13, 2011 at 01:58 PM (#4014898)
When I first said the headline I thought it said "Joe Buck" and I was really excited to see what the comments were going to be.

This.
   17. Guapo Posted: December 13, 2011 at 02:04 PM (#4014901)
If it was Joe Buck, the two women would have noted how calm he was during the rescue. "He never once raised his voice or showed any emotion."
   18. Justin T's pasta pass was not revoked Posted: December 13, 2011 at 02:08 PM (#4014904)
Aren't there supposed to be a bunch of Nomar Garciaparra jokes here or something?
   19. depletion Posted: December 13, 2011 at 04:10 PM (#4015066)
Good job for Buck. Serious question - since the car was smoking, it seemes best to get the passengers out. Buck and others had to make a quick assessment of the situation. If the car is not smoking it would seem keeping the passengers calm and in place until the help arrived could be the right thing. Wondering if anyone with some training in this department has a thought.

If the car still has the key in the ignition, make sure it is turned off. If it is on, the fuel pump and ignition circuits may be on and capable of starting a fire.
   20. Walt Davis Posted: December 13, 2011 at 08:45 PM (#4015533)
What did she do? Just watch?

I've seen that movie! It often starts out that way but she always jumps in at some point.

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