Keep your eyes peeled on the road. You never know who might need saving.
That was definitely the case for a 25-year-old man who veered in and out of traffic to save a driver who has lost control of the car.
As snow swirled across the I-93 highway 93 in Massachusetts, Adolfo Molina burst into action, innocently driving back from the airport at the end of January.
He notices a blue car a few lanes over veering towards the guardrail — and he acted quickly. Sprinting across four lanes of heavy traffic, he reached the moving car and noticed a woman in the driver’s seat, unconscious.
In a video widely shared across various social media platforms, Molina can be seen running alongside the slow-moving blue car, attempting to open the door and get the driver to safety.
In Spanish, the 25-year-old father of two told reporters he “realized that the woman was unconscious and dizzy, colliding with the wall” and said that God protected him at the moment.
With the help of another driver (not seen in the video), Molina was able to successfully bring the car to a stop.
Molina’s wife Maytee Pena told the media afterward that “something in his mind said ‘go help,’ so he just got out of the car and did what he needed to do. It was like a sign of God. God sent him to do that mission.”
The driver, a 57-year-old woman from New Hampshire, had lost consciousness due to an unknown medical emergency, as stated by Boston police. Citing her husband, Pena said when they got to the car, the woman was unconscious with her head tipping downwards.
The Dominican-born Molina was praised for his life-saving efforts by Lawrence Mayor Brian DePeña at City Hall a few days later.
As for the heroic video, it has made its rounds across dozens of social media outlets, collecting millions of views and generating thousands of reactions praising the young man’s selflessness and bravery.
Pena says it’s just like her husband to jump in and help. “I was surprised, but then at the end of the day not really because he’s a helpful person,” she said.
Molina says he hopes his act of heroism will help to inspire others.
Could you imagine what the world would be like with more Adolfo Molinas out there? Maybe he really is a superhero.
Keep your eyes on the road, folks. You never know what the road of life might throw your way.