When most people come across an emergency situation like a fire, they call for first responders and wait until the professionals arrive and save the day.
However, when on Irish taxi driver saw a deadly emergency through his rearview mirror, he didn’t hesitate to help the young family trapped inside. 40-year-old driver Derek Malone had been driving a passenger home a little after 4:30 am, but immediately pulled over when they noticed the smoke and flames from a nearby house.
Malone’s instincts kicked in as he jumped out of the car without thinking and sprinted towards the house. He tried breaking the door down, but it was locked from the inside. “The woman was inside with her daughter and I told them to go into the sitting room and lifted the daughter and mam through the window,” he said.
Thankfully the dad also managed to make it out of the house unharmed, but without Malone’s help, the family might not have made it out in time. “If I didn’t get the job God knows what would have happened,” said Malone who was watching a movie at home before he got a call from the passenger to be picked up.
“Your instinct does kick in,” he said. “I think any human being would be the same. You just go for it, when there’s people involved you don’t care just want to get them out. It was unreal.”
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