Mayor Cory Booker is becoming a professional good Samaritan. Having already saved a woman from her burning apartment building, the Newark N.J. Mayor did another good dead in his city helping a man hit by a car, Thursday (June 21) morning,
Booker was among those who came to the aid of a man after accident, jumping out of his car to stay and talk with the man— despite the fact that police were at the scene.
Officers later pinpointed, Michael Davidson— a 19-year veteran form the Essex County Prosecutor’s office— as doing most of the work. “The detective immediately called 911 and began to render assistance,” stated Katherine Carter, a spokesperson for the prosecutor’s office. “He saw the victim was face down on the ground. He was bleeding from his mouth and nose. Det. Davidson got some tissues from his trunk and began to wipe away the blood.”
In the aftermath, Booker took to Twitter to speak on the incident. “God bless my residents. Pulled up on pedestrian/vehicle accident. We got man stabilized & into ambulance. He’ll b OK. Thanx 2 all who helped,” he wrote. “I appreciate the driver. Man ran into traffic. Driver did the right thing & stayed & helped me & others aid man until medical help arrived. There is nothing more uplifting to the soul than human kindness and determined decency.”
He also made mention to rumblings of a possible publicity stunt. “In a cynical world, good deeds resound more loudly than any negative words.”
On the political front, Booker is still shunning leftover backlash from his critique of President Obama’s criticsm of Mitt Romney’s work with Bain Capitol. Booker appeared on The Tonight Show last week, where he told Jay Leno that despite his words on Meet the Press, he and the POTUS “continue to be friends.”
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