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Good Samaritan Gives First Aid to Injured Girl

Scott Demers was in the area to fix some water sprinklers. Instead, he ended up saving a life. Demers was working nearby when he heard the loud commotion of a serious traffic accident. An Acura RDX had run off the road and crashed into a house.

According to resident Joseph Tutrone, "It went through my house, hit my daughter (Giuliana), went through the office door, went across our foyer, to the other side of the house. I was in complete panic ... I didn't know what to do." Demers heard the father screaming, “He just killed my little girl.” Demers had no prior medical training, but that didn’t stop him from jumping into action. Seeing her blood spurting out, Demers took off his shirt and applied pressure to Giuliana’s wound. Demers said, "When the doctor came over, he asked me, let me see the neck. I said ‘No way, it's squirting.’ He said ‘Don't move your hand at all.’"

Eventually Giuliana Tutrone was transported via medical helicopter to a nearby hospital where doctors performed an emergency surgery to repair the damage. Police eventually arrested the driver on several charges including first degree assault and aggravated DUI. Investigators say that speed and alcohol were a factor in the crash. Giuliana, however, is expected to make a full recovery.

Possible Preaching Angle:

When you offer your assistance to a stranger during a time of crisis, you demonstrate not only your goodness and virtue but the work of God’s Spirit in you, showing others what it means to be an authentic follower of Jesus.

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