Men recognized for saving woman from dangling car in Fairmount Park

FAIRMOUNT PARK (WPVI) -- It was April 12th on Ford Road in Fairmount Park when Action News anchor Matt O'Donnell captured cell phone video of a Nissan dangling precariously off the edge of the road, nose down, propped up by a skinny tree.

We didn't know what had happened to the driver until now.

"When we saw that scene, we just reacted and we rushed out and here we are," good Samaritan Ray Foreman said.

Foreman and the rest of his team at Ready, Willing and Able received a commendation Thursday from City Council President Darrell Clarke for rescuing the woman behind the wheel.

Ready, Willing and Able gives formerly homeless and incarcerated men the chance to rebuild their lives by providing paid work, training, housing, and an education. They were heading to a job site the morning of the crash.

"The big fellow was out the door fast. He wanted to go. He shot out," good Samaritan Don Mitchell said.

Foreman jumped down below the car afraid it might fall right down the slope. He grabbed the female driver's hands as she was hanging upside down.

"So I am like, 'come on, I got you,' and she unfastened the seat belt and came right into my arms, fell down into my arms," Foreman said.

He passed her onto his buddies who got her up the hill to safety.

It wasn't until eyewitnesses contacted program director Jason Miller that he realized the good they had done.

"I didn't even hear it from the guys. I heard it from the witnesses. They absolutely downplayed it," Miller said.

There was no downplaying their good deed Thursday as they got the recognition they deserve, the commendation and a personal note from the woman they rescued.

"Cause they didn't have to do that, right? And they took it upon themselves without a second thought, jumped in and probably saved that person's life," Clarke said.

The men spend a year living at Ready, Willing and Able and working for the program. When they leave, they hope to have jobs.

Hopefully, this good deed helps them get hired.
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