Trucker Hero, Joe Hylton Stops to Help Accident Victims

For two years now, Joe Hylton has been driving big rigs and according to him, this will be…
Trucker Hero, Joe Hylton Stops to Help Accident Victims

For two years now, Joe Hylton has been driving big rigs and according to him, this will be his seventh time of saving those found on the scene of an accident.

As a driver for Perdue Farms, he was on a journey at night down Route 1 of Delaware recently, when he noticed that a bad accident had occurred. The two cars involved in the accident were almost destroyed.

Joe Hylton stopped his vehicle directing drivers away from having contact with the affected cars. Next thing, one of the drivers yelled stressing that his daughter was nowhere to be found.

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Hylton, who is a father of three recalled,

I see a frantic father running around. He’s looking in the back of his truck and saying ‘I can’t find my daughter, I can’t find my daughter.’ I looked in and I saw an empty car seat in the back of the truck.

Hylton

Immediately, Joe started searching with his flashlight through the marshy area found along the road. Finally, he saw a small gray bundle. Initially, he was scared to check; however, he was dazed when the little girl came out without a scratch.

Her dad cried in joy, and appreciated Joe, who soon continued with his journey. However, Joe was tracked and was recognized for his heroism. Joe Hylton said:

There is so much craziness going on in the world, I don’t believe in receiving accolades for helping somebody out. That’s what we’re all supposed to do. When I saw the look on his face, I said, ‘Man, I have to do something.’ To look at the empty car seat, your heart just drops. As I got closer to her, it was like the Lord picked her up. She sat herself up and crossed her legs Indian style and stuck her hands up for me to pick her up. I grabbed her and called for the dad, the dad came running over, and we had a hug. We didn’t know each other, I never met him before in my life. But I’ll tell you we knew each other in that moment. Everyone is so angry and upset, it seems like the world is on a level ten right now. A little bit of good will go a long way. It gives me hope that things are on the mend, that things are changing. Most of the time it pays to be calm in those situations. That is the most helpful. Even if you don’t know first aid, if you can just identify where the people are and how to get help to them, that will save a life.

Joe Hylton

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