Zac Clark rushed to the rescue when his neighbor's car fell off its jack on top of him
Irish American Zac Clark is being hailed as a hero after he rushed to lift a 3,000 lb car that had fallen from its jack onto his neighbor’s chest.
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The Mansfield News Journal reports that Clark, 16, was outside of his home working on the yard alongside his mother Lora when they heard a loud bang followed by the sounds of their neighbor’s wife screaming; the car his neighbor was working on had fallen from its jack, crushing the man.
“I turned around and saw him struggling,” Clark said. “Instincts kicked in and I just ran over there, and I just thought I had to get the car off him. I did get it off him a little bit and his wife and my mom pulled him out from under it. Next thing you know he got rushed to the hospital. It was crazy.
“It is crazy to think about honestly,” Clark said. “But it is all about people helping people. The adrenaline kicked in, I got the car up a little bit and we got him out.”
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Clark separately told his local Fox 8: “He had a couple of cracked ribs and his face was messed up pretty bad, but the doctors told him if I wasn’t there then he’d be dead.
“I just thank God for putting me in the position and giving me the strength to do that.”
Clark said his neighbors, who requested not to be identified, “have come over a couple times now just thanking me and my mom for helping.
“He is out of the hospital, in his house and doing pretty good," Clark said.
"Everyone has been asking what happened and just flat out asking how I lifted a car. You just must thank God for letting me be able to do that. Saving someone’s life has been a crazy experience.”
Clark later added: “I have always wanted to be a firefighter and help people out. The first thing that came to my mind was to get over there, do what I can do and do anything I can to help.”
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You can watch Clark recount his heroic actions with Fox 8 here: