A young Texas man risked his safety to stop a car that was driving on the wrong side of the road. His heroic action was captured all on video.
On Aug. 22, Thomas Prado was driving on U.S. Route 277 near Stamford, Texas, when he saw something he’d never seen before. Instinctively, he turned his car around and drove in haste to prevent a catastrophe.
What did Prado see?
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A car was driving on the wrong side of the highway and there was no sign of it stopping.
Prado is accustomed to driving many hours on the road because of his job as a glass delivery man, and he admits to seeing the strangest things from time to time. Yet, this was a first for him.
“I drive 537 miles a day so I see many wild things on the road but absolutely nothing this terrifying!” he wrote in a Facebook post.
Like a scene out of a movie, Prado gave chase to the car while filming the entire pursuit.
He managed to stop in front of the vehicle and began to yell and wave at the driver to stop, but the white sedan drove right past.
Prado had to put the pedal to the metal to catch up to the car again. This time, he made a decision to drive over the grass, allowing him to drive adjacent to the other car.
With his car window down, he yelled, “Stop! Stop!”
Finally, his action caught the driver’s attention and the vehicle pulled to a stop next to Prado’s. It turns out a 94-year-old woman was behind the wheel, and she’d realized she was on the wrong side of the road but didn’t know how to get off.
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Prado stayed with the elderly woman until police arrived.
In his Facebook post, which has since gone viral, Prado acknowledges that what he did may not have been the safest, but at the time, it was the best course of action.
“I felt someone was in danger, or didn’t know the potential danger that they could be in,” he wrote in a Facebook message to WFAA. “[I just felt] like it was the right thing to do!”
Fortunately, no one was injured that day thanks to Prado’s quick thinking and action.
“Moral of this all is something I’ve said in my post before is look after your elderly family, friends, or neighbor!” Prado wrote. “I’m no hero I’m a sinner and mistake maker like you but I saw the right thing to do and so can you!”
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