Eastern Iowa Women Honored for Pulling Man From Burning Car
Sunday, April 26, 2020, started like any other day for Rebecca Tucker of Waterloo and Jody Moore of Cedar Falls. Soon, they'd both heroes after pulling a driver from a burning vehicle that had just crashed.
Tucker was headed to work at Walmart while Moore was making her way home from her job as an intensive care nurse at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Moore had gotten off a couple of hours early from her job. The timing was perfect as both she and Tucker soon would save a life.
According to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Tucker saw smoke coming from a Ford Taurus that had crashed into the concrete support of an overpass. When Tucker saw the head of a person behind the wheel, she stopped her vehicle and began pulling on door handles. That's when Moore arrived to assist.
The two eventually were able to get the driver's door open and pulled the unconscious man from the vehicle. They were still concerned a baby might be inside after seeing a baby seat inside. So, Tucker popped her head inside the burning vehicle to make sure no one else was inside. Thankfully, there were no passengers and the driver survived thanks to the two heroes.
Tuesday, both Rebecca Tucker and Jody Moore received the Rescue Civilian Commendation from Waterloo Fire Rescue. You can see the ceremony where they received the awards yesterday in the video below.
Thank you, ladies, for your incredible bravery and heroism.