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

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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.

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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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