A Georgia mayor rescues a mom and her three children from their stalled vehicle moments before it’s hit by a train. Eddie Daniels, the mayor of Vienna, was on his way to work early this past Saturday, when he saw an SUV parked on the railroad tracks.
In the vehicle was Rodreka Morgan, 26, and her three children, ages one-, three-, and six-years-old. Daniels got the mother out of the car and was helping the two smaller children out when he spotted a train barrelling down the tracks toward them. He was pulling the six-year-old from the car when the train smashed into it.
Daniels was hit with flying debris from the impact, was treated for a broken ankle and had to get eight stitches on his head, but the children all made it out safe thanks to his heroic act. Some are calling the mayor a hero, but he doesn’t see it that way. “I don’t feel like a hero,” he says. “Just feel like I’m doing what I’m supposed to do, what the people elected me to do.”