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Last year, our BFF Roni Wood spent a week in the hospital and three months in a wheelchair after a driver hit her while she walked her bike across a crosswalk. Every pedestrian’s nightmare became her reality when a driver turned right on red without looking for people crossing, and hit her.
But, her fate could have been a lot worse if she hadn’t been with her son, J.T., who immediately called 911. An ambulance showed up within minutes, ready to give Roni crucial emergency care.
One big reason Roni joined Best Foot Forward is to help educate drivers to be aware of other people on the road and on their legal obligation to yield to pedestrians. Although, it’s important to always be prepared in case of an emergency. A quick call for help, like J.T.’s, could be all it takes to save a life.
J.T. recently received the 911 Local Heroes Medal of Honor for his quick, calm call to help his mom. Check out Fox 35’s coverage of the ceremony, where he was honored in front of the community and first responders.