The prom is a momentous occasion that gives us special memories that are never forgotten whether the night was good or bad.
Students headed to their prom at the Westin Hotel on Fort Lauderdale beach will definitely never forget their prom after encountering a car crash while en route to their prom. Limo driver, Dave Izzo, saw a van in front of him swerve into a wall and flip. He slammed on his brakes and ran to help. The 20 students inside the limo were clueless to what had happened. But once they looked out the window and saw the flipped van, they immediately, in gowns and tuxes, ran to help.
Izzo and the students rescued five adults and two children from the overturned van. The mother of the children, Karen Exalien was interviewed saying:
“The only thing I remember is them saying ‘Get out of the car, get out of the car!’ Give me your arm, something!”
A student that grabbed Exalien’s 2-year-old baby girl said all she kept saying is “Where’s my baby? Where’s my baby? I went over and grabbed her baby and showed her ‘Look! Your baby’s fine.”
The students were able to not only get everyone out of the van to safety, but keep them calm as well.
Sgt. Mark Wysocky of the Florida Highway Patrol told ABC that the girl was not wearing a seat belt, but everyone only received minor injuries. The driver of the vehicle is being charged with failure to use due care and a child restraint violation, he said.
You’ll be glad to know that the students were only 15 minutes late for their prom. BRAVO TO THESE STUDENTS! Check out their heroic story below.