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An Unexpected Hero

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During the summer of 2017, Eric Perry went on a trip with his son Logan Perry to Yosemite. On the outset of this trip, something very scary happened. A truck flipped over next to their car. Immediately Eric Perry went into action.

When Eric Perry prepared for his trip he was very excited. He and his son left at 6:00 am, so they would get to Yosemite on time. What they didn’t know was what was going to happen on their way out of town. They were cruising up Highway 152 going past Interstate 5 when Eric noticed a truck was going too fast on a turn. He immediately realized it was going to flip over right next to him.

The truck flipped over. It sounded like a bomb going off, as he described it. “It scared me pretty good,” he said.

Right after the truck flipped over, Eric pulled over. Without thinking about his own safety, he ran straight to the truck. People who saw what happened helped out as well. Another truck pulled over in front of the flipped  truck so no one would hit it, while other citizens helped the driver out of the truck. Thankfully, the driver of the flipped truck was okay. Nevertheless, Eric called for an ambulance.

The ambulance came and took the man straight to the hospital. But right before they left, the man asked Eric to find his glasses. He realized that this man was blind and couldn’t see without his glasses. Eric went straight to the flipped over truck and looked for the driver’s glasses. Eric Perry said “I tried my best to find the glasses but I couldn’t find them and even if I had, they probably would have been broken.” I told the man, I’m sorry, I couldn’t find your glasses but the man said he’ll be okay.

At the end of this traumatizing crash, Eric Perry continued on his trip. He met up with his friends and told them the story. Ever since that day Eric learned that whenever you come across a situation like this, you should always help.

 

About the Writer
Logan Perry, Copy Editor
Logan is a 13-year-old boy at AdVenture Stem. He is in 7th grade and is a copy editor for the Patriot Power publication. His main hobbies are soccer, football, and video games. He has done cross country in school, in which his team won 1st place in their division. He has also played for the...
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6 Responses to “An Unexpected Hero”

  1. Evaristo Nolasco on February 12th, 2018 8:21 AM

    wow

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  2. Sasha McLin on February 12th, 2018 8:22 AM

    Nice story! I wish you could have found his glasses though. Anyway Good Job!

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  3. Owen Scheid on February 12th, 2018 8:22 AM

    This is a very intriguing story. But I did notice one error, in the sentence: Thankfully, the drive of the flipped truck was okay.
    Instead of putting driver you put drive

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  4. Andre Winkel on February 12th, 2018 8:25 AM

    Wow Logan, that’s really cool that your dad did that.

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  5. Arjun Mann on February 12th, 2018 8:30 AM

    Good Job Logan!
    I like how you said “immediately Eric Perry went into action.”

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  6. Hayden Hogen-Esch on February 12th, 2018 8:33 AM

    cool! i didn’t know that someone had an actually heroic like from the movies person in our class!

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