Father And Son Recognized For Heroic Efforts At Crash On 112th

February 27, 2019


This in today from Leslie Hynes at South Snohomish Fire as they honored a father and son for their efforts at a horrific crash on 112th street last month.


South County Fire awarded certificates of recognition to Temo Torres, second from left, and his son, Angel Torres, second from right, for their courageous actions to aid the victims of a tragic collision in Everett last month. The awards were presented by Assistant Fire Chief Doug Dahl and Board Chair Jim Kenny during the South County Fire Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday night.

South County Fire Board of Commissioner last night honored two men who rescued a young girl at a tragic collision in Everett last month.

During the board’s regular meeting, Chair Jim Kenny awarded certificates of recognition to Temo and Angel Torres, father and son, for their courageous actions on Jan. 27. The two men were among the first on the scene that morning when a car traveling at a high rate of speed crashed into a power pole in the 1200 block of 112th Street Southwest. The impact tore the car in two and resulted in two deaths. Two other occupants of the car sustained serious injuries.

“When a horrific accident happens such as this, witnesses have a choice to make. They can choose to ignore, they can choose to spectate, or they can choose to help. On Jan. 27, Angel and Temo Torres chose to heroically act and immediately inserted themselves into the incident to provide aid to the victims,” said Assistant Chief Doug Dahl at the award presentation.

“Angel and Temo selflessly pulled the lifeless body of a child from the burning wreckage and began performing patient care,” he said. “They continued patient care until they transferred the patient to the arriving paramedic unit who took over the lifesaving efforts. Though the patient ultimately succumbed to her injuries, the actions of Angel and Temo gave the patient her best shot at survival.”

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