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Good Samaritans save children pinned by car
LAKEWOOD (WABC) -- Two young children are fortunate to be alive after getting hit by a car. As fate would have it, the two perfect people whose skills were needed arrived on the scene moments after the accident.
The first was a man who raised the Honda Accord with a jack. The other is an EMT who helped to keep the children alive until an ambulance arrived.
7-year old Sury Paskus and her brother, 2-year old Ben, were then rushed to the hospital.
The accident happened on route 9, the children struck while walking with their mother. The kids suffered life-threatening injuries.
Aron Weichbrod was driving just behind the Honda Accord.
"She turned in front of me, hit the kids, I pulled over, kids were stuck, so I helped," WEICHBROD said.
So began the town's miracle.
"The kids were not breathing... the guy came, stabilized the car. I was with the kids, they lifted the car, the kids started breathing again," Weichbrod said.
The identity of the man who worked that jack is not known.
"And so I say, come out, come out where ever you are, cause we want to honor you," Lakewood Mayor Albert Akerman said.
Lakewood is heaping praise on Aron and they want to honor the man who's work on the jack gave Ben and Sury also helped to save their lives.
"He really had a feeling for someone else, and therefore put his heart and soul into it," Lakewood committeeman Manashe Miller said.
Their efforts are paying off. The children are critical but stable at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.
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