by Lisa Tome
Town of North East public works crewmen Bryce Huse was in the right place at the right time last week.
While working in the North East town park staining the Lighthouse pavilion, the crews ran out of stain.
Huse went to the maintenance shop on North Main Street Extended to get some more.
He was significantly delayed in returning to the park. Because he stopped to save a life on Tuesday, June 13, lifting a car off a woman's leg.
"I pulled into the shop and I heard screaming. I ran to where I heard it and a Trailblazer (SUV) was on top of a woman's leg. I think the cables to her car's gears had come undone," said Huse. "She was laying down and the front driver's side had pinned her left thigh."
That's when Mashal Ali, the general manager of the North East Domino's also came to the unidentified woman's rescue.
"The lady pulled up in the parking lot. She was staring at her front wheel. All the sudden, the car rolled forward. I yelled for (Huse). He lifted up the car and I called 911 then pulled the leg out," said Ali.
"I lifted the car up to get it off her leg. I helped put her in the ambulance. She wanted to pass out. I locked her vehicle up," said Huse.
Huse also recalls talking to the woman and holding her hand.
"She is in her 20s or 30s. I don't know her name," said Huse.
He also said anyone would have done what he did.
"How you not gonna help somebody? Anybody would have done that, I hope," said Huse. "I'm just glad we were there."
Medic crews responded to the scene and the woman was taken to Christiana Hospital.
His job working throughout the town has put Huse in the position to help others in the past. Last year, he and coworker Tom Berstler extinguished a car fire after a driver struck a sign at the Rita's in North East. A woman also fell ill in the area of the town's Rolling Mill wastewater treatment plant and Huse helped move her out of the area along with first responders.
"I don't know how I am always in the right place at the right time. It just works out," added Huse.