Brandon Alt said he was just getting started on his delivery route that goes through Truckee, Calif., on March 8 when the car in front of him veered off the road and into the river below.
As I was following her, she was weaving in and out of the lane,” said Alt. “She almost hit two vehicles that were coming in the opposite direction.”
The driver of the car was distracted by her phone, according to police. She told them she was going to call a family member to sing “Happy Birthday.” Alt pulled his SUV over on the side of the road, threw his hazard lights on, slid down the embankment, and trudged through the icy water to help the woman stuck in her submerging vehicle.
Once Alt had the door open, he said water flooded the car instantly. “I didn’t know if the vehicle was going to break free and go further down the river,” he said.
He helped the woman out of the car and to the embankment where he was able to call 911.
As for Alt, he says he doesn’t see himself as a hero. “I was at the right place at the right time,” he said. “I hope that anyone else in that situation would have done something similar.”
Alt you are a hero !!