Talk about a heart-pumping rescue! This story proves that you should never doubt your own ability, even when you can barely manage your own strength anymore.
An elderly Texas man was recently minding his own business at home when he witnessed something truly terrifying outside his window: an out of control car flipped off the curved road and landed right in his driveway.
At 85 years old, Lindell Marbut of Burleson in Johnson County can’t do much by himself anymore. He lives with a full-time caretaker, he’s hard of hearing, and he uses a cane to get around. Yet in the heat of such a horrifying moment, the elderly man was able to set his fear aside and muster up some miraculous strength to become a hero, according to local news station Fox 4.
After seeing the car burst into flames, Marbut rushed outside to try and help the 22-year-old driver and her female passenger, while caretaker Sondra Young ran for help.
“When I got back over here this way, he was beating on the front windshield with a cane,” Young told Fox 4.
“I got my walking stick, and pulled it out and seen this woman’s hand sticking out and I got her and pulled her out,” said Marbut.
“Amazing, 85 years old and he drug her into the garage. I couldn’t believe it. He can barely walk as it is. He has to use a cane to walk,” said Young.
With help from his caretaker, the old man ignored the inferno and used his cane to bust through the windshield and pull the women to safety. Firefighters were absolutely stunned when they arrived on the scene and heard what Marbut had done.
“For him to do that on his own was absolutely amazing,” said Alicia Wingfield with the Johnson County Fire Department. “If it wasn’t for the gentleman to pull them out, it wouldn’t have been a good turnout,” added firefighter Keith Flemming.
When asked how Marbut felt after the unbelievable rescue, he claimed he didn’t feel like a hero. “I just feel like an old man trying to save somebody’s life. I’d do it again if I had to,” he said.
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[Featured Image: Fox 4]