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Heroic 18 yr old Justin Gavin saves Mother & her kids from Burning Vehicle


A Connecticut teenager is being hailed a hero after saving the lives of 4 individuals caught inside a burning automobile. 3 of them were little kids.

When the car ended up being swallowed up in flames there was even a 1-year-old inside.

However someone prevented a tragedy– and his name is Justin Gavin.

” Life is too short, so I simply thought if that was me in that situation, I would want somebody to help me so I definitely did what I can do,” he said.

The 18-year-old was walking down a street in Waterbury, Conn when a flaming car rolled to a stop.

A young woman was driving with 3 kids in the rear seats.

Justin was terrified but rushed to assist anyhow.

” I was scared because I didn’t know whether the car was going to blow up in that instant,” he said. “I got the infant and the two little girls out of the car and I assisted her out of the car.”

The motorist informed cops Justin saved all of their lives.

Hours after the rescue, the police chief provided Justin with a challenge coin– one of the city’s highest honors.

“It’s just to acknowledge this heroic act that you conducted today and just a token of my appreciation for you being a great member of this community,” Waterbury police chief Fernando Spagnolo said.

“The police chief told me whenever I feel like I need some courage or some type of way like brave or something like that always just look back at the coin and think of that day,” Justin said.

Brittany Long
Brittany is a Content Writer at Drew Reports News. She started at Drew Reports News as a freelance writer in 2018. Born and raised in the heart of the automotive world, She has a special place in her heart for mobility startups and gadgets. She specializes in Food, Entertainment, Health and General news. She can be reached at brittany@drewreportsnews.com
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