Student Saves Woman, Son From Crashed Car | NBC Chicago

Student Saves Woman, Son From Crashed Car



    (Published Thursday, April 10, 2014)

    An East Chicago Central High School student is being hailed as a hero after he rescued a woman and her young son from a car accident Sunday.

    Keon Brown was babysitting his younger siblings when the heard a boom.

    "I looked out the door and said, 'Oh my God, there's a car on my front porch," Brown said.

    Brown said he quickly moved his siblings to safety and ran out to investigate the scene.

    "OK, who's in there, somebody's hurt, the car looked pretty bad so get them out of there was the first instinct," Brown said.

    He found Dailma Diaz in the front seat in the midst of a seizure, shaking and choking.

    "I know what to do, I need to help her," Brown said.

    Brown got her out of the car and cleared her airway by placing her on her side. Then, he and a neighbor pulled her 4-year-old son Aramis from the wreckage.

    "We pulled him out, had to untwist his leg, he was screaming but he handled that situation so well, I was so proud of him," Brown said.

    Diaz and her son suffered broken bones in the accident, but are recovering at home.

    "I'm happy Keon came through," Diaz said.

    "That kid is one in a million and I'm happy he was there at the right time," her husband added.

    Brown is the class president and the captain of the football, and now he has one more title to add to his resume -- hero.