There is a new hero in one Massachusetts town, and his name is Carlos Castro.
The 48-year-old man recently saved a man’s life by pulling an SUV off of him..
While changing a tire at a Brockton, Mass. home Rob Brown became trapped when the jack holding the SUV up slipped out from under the vehicle and pinned him to the ground at the chest.
As Brown called for help, Castro, who had been there to help change the tire, quickly lifted the SUV by the hitch and freed his friend.
Like most who experience that life-saving adrenaline rush, this slight grandfather would not likely be able to lift that kind of weight under normal circumstances. Luckily however, he was able to do it once and once was all that was needed to save a life.
‘I would have been too late if I tried to grab the jack and fix it,’ Castro told Enterprise News, ‘So I just grabbed the back of the car and pulled it up. I don’t know how I did it.’
Castro, who lives nearby, called it “just something that I did,” Adding that it’s something someone would have tried to do for him.
Brown was taken to Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital by ambulance. Remarkably, he escaped any serious injury.