by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton | March 25, 2015 10:33 am
That’s a heck of way to end your first date – if they get married and have children, it will make for one heck of a story. A 21 year-old DJ was on his frist date with a girl and taking her home when he saw a car crashed into a condo. He stopped and ran over to find the driver out cold and the car smoldering. He pulled the man out and away and then the car exploded in flames. By doing the right thing, Tristan became a hero in real life. Impressive.
From the Daily Mail:
That’s one way to cap off a successful first date.
Tristan Gareau’s new relationship got off to a fiery start last week when he rescued a man from a burning car on his way back from a romantic rendezvous with his new flame.
The 21-year-old resident of Winnipeg, Canada, was driving in the area of Grant Avenue and Kenaston Boulevard just before midnight last Tuesday when he spotted a car that had smashed into a condominium.
Gareau, who was driving a young woman home after their first date, pulled over and rushed to the smoldering car to see if he could be of assistance.
The 21-year-old opened the front door on the driver’s side and was greeted with a puff of black smoke and a heatwave.
He noticed that the driver, a 65-year-old man, was unconscious but his foot was still on the accelerator, causing the wheels to continue spinning, reported GlobalNews.ca.
The 5-foot-10, 135lb Gareau then grabbed the elderly driver, who was at least 90lbs heavier, and dragged him about 5 feet away from the car, reported Metro News.
Just seconds after pulling the 65-year-old motorist to safety, the vehicle burst into flames.
Two police officers who were on their way to a different car crash at the time came to Gareau’s aid and took over the rescue.
The victim was hospitalized but is expected to make a full recovery. According to police, the man suffered a medical emergency while driving, resulting in his car jumping a curb and smashing into the condo.
The collision and subsequent fire caused an estimated $95,000 in damage.
Meanwhile, Gareau said his heroics helped him score major points with his date, who has since become his girlfriend.
He added that while the young woman was scared in the moment, she handled the situation well.
The 21-year-old nightclub DJ noted that he does not consider himself a hero and is not interested in fame.
Last Friday, Gareau reunited with the man he helped rescue, 65-year-old Steve Guy, at the very spot where the unfortunate driver nearly lost his life.
Guy, who suffers from diabetes, said he did not remember how he drove into side of the building, nor how Gareau dragged him out of the car.
Standing in front of the soot-stained condo, Gareau and Guy shook hands and embraced, with the older man marveling that he escaped the fiery crash with only a few minor scratches to his back sustained during the rescue.
‘I can live with it,’ Guy joked.
Tristan and Guy are now the best of friends. Four days after the accident Guy met Tristan, thanked him and hugged him. He owes him his life. Tristan is modest, which I find refreshing and is not looking for fame. He just did the right thing and it shows he is a good man with a spine. For that, he won the girl. For that, he won the respect and admiration of everyone who learns of this story. There are bound to be great things in his future and if I were that girl, I’d hang on tight.
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