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Local man ends up saving best friend's grandson at Elk Vale car accident

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Aaron Totten, car accident victim Aaron Totten, car accident victim

Jim goodrich was on his way to his daughter's birthday party when he saw the flames coming from the four car collision on Elk Vale Road. Goodrich said "we just happened to catch the vehicle rolling down the side of the hill" Goodrich, a case manager at the corner stone rescue mission went right for the expedition that had rolled down the hill.  "We had to pull him through a window hole that was really too small for him. The flames were over the top, it was burning the inside of the vehicle. And we just ran out of time and had to hank him out of there" Goodrich said.  

Jim and four other bystanders barely got the driver out before the car caught on fire. Jim had no idea he would be pulling his best friend's grandson from the wreckage."Once we clear the vehicle, I got him up and I continued speaking with him I realized who he was."  

Sixteen year old Aaron Totten was the driver Jim had rescued from the enflamed car. Aaron is an honor roll student who loves sports and the outdoors.  Aaron's grandfather Dave Meltz said "Aaron's a very strong, athletic type. And at sixteen he'll be seventeen next month he has the will" Aaron's grandfather just happened to be best friends with Jim.  Meltz said "God had a plan, had a reason for Jim to be there. It was meant to be"    

JIM GOODRICH WAS HIS WAY TO HIS DAUGHTER'S BIRTHDAY PARTY WHEN HE SAW THE FLAMES COMING FROM THE FOUR CAR COLLISION ON ELK VALE ROAD.

 

"We just happened to catch the vehicle rolling down the side of the hill"

 

GOODRICH, A CASE MANAGER AT THE CORNER STONE RESCUE MISSION WENT RIGHT FOR THE EXPEDITION THAT HAD ROLLED DOWN THE HILL.

"We had to pull him through a window hole that was really too small for him. The flames were over the top, it was burning the inside of the vehicle. And we just ran out of time and had to hank him out of there.

JIM AND FOUR OTHER BYSTANDERS BARELY GOT THE DRIVER OUT BEFORE THE CAR CAUGHT ON FIRE.

"It was a very rancid smoke"

 

                

 

 "Jim had no idea he would be pulling his best friend's grandson from the wreckage."

 

"Once we clear the vehicle, I got him up and I continued speaking with him I realized who he was."

SIXTEEN YEAR OLD AARON TOTTEN WAS THE DRIVER JIM HAD RESCUED FROM THE ENFLAMED CAR.

AARON IS AN HONOR ROLL STUDENT WHO LOVES SPORTS AND THE OUTDOORS.

"Aaron's a very strong, athletic type. And at sixteen he'll be seventeen next month he has the will"

 

AARON'S GRANDFATHER JUST HAPPENED TO BE BEST FRIENDS WITH JIM.

"I just found out after that it was my best friend's grandson"

 

"God had a plan, had a reason for Jim to be there...was meant to be"

 

THIS IS ALEXA BLOCK KOTA TERRITORY NEWS.

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