Officer Saves Car on Bridge With Bare Hands

December 05, 2017 | Mysti Jordan

Heard On-Air

Martin Willis has earned a new nickname among his friends: “superman.” This is a well-deserved nickname after his heroics recently. He was the first officer to arrive on the scene of a car crash and when he got there, he saw that there was a van teetering on the edge of the bridge and the driver was still inside.

Martin knew that with the wind, it was seconds before that car was going over. He grabbed the underside of the car with his bare hands to hold it steady until the fire department could get there. The crazy thing is that he succeeded in holding the van on that bridge while other first responders were racing to the scene and were able to get the driver out.

They said had it not been for Martin, the van would have gone over and potentially killed the person inside.

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