After saving a family who was being run over by an approaching train, the mayor of Vienna in Georgia is being celebrated as a hero.
In the early morning hours on Oct. 8, the vehicle of Rodreka Morgan, 26, had stalled on the train tracks, trapping her and her three kids in harm’s way, according to a Facebook postVienna Police
Mayor Eddie Daniels was walking by and saw the family in danger. He jumped into action to save them from the approaching train. reported WALB.
“I couldn’t let those babies sit there and get slaughtered by a train,”Mayor Daniels stated to WALB
According to WALB reports, he quickly pulled the mother out, along with her 3-year old and 1-year-old children. According to the outlet, he was just pulling out his 6-year-old daughter when the train crashed into their car.
Mayor Daniels sustained minor injuries from the impact, requiring eight stitches and being left with a broken ankle, but he’s just grateful that he was able to help, WALB reported.
“I’m out here just doing God’s work, that’s what we’re supposed to do. And they told me I was a hero. I said I don’t feel like a hero, just feel like I’m doing what I’m supposed to do, what the people elected me to do,”Daniels said WALB
While everyone made it out safely, upon investigation police found alcohol in the mother’s system. According to police, she was charged with DUI as well as two counts of child harm.