Cory Romero saved Brittany Emmons from being struck by a truck, Greeley, Colorado, May 1, 2000. Brittany, 2, ran alongside a one-ton moving van that her mother had started to drive into the parking lot of the apartment complex where they lived. Other residents, including Cory, 12, student, were outside and saw Brittany running close to the van. Fearing that Brittany would be struck by the vehicle, Cory ran across the parking lot to her, then grasped her and pulled her away. In so doing, Cory lost his footing and fell to the pavement. He landed with his left leg in front of the van’s two left rear tires. Cory pulled his leg back, but the van ran over his foot. Cory required hospital treatment for a contusion to the foot, and he used crutches for about two weeks. He recovered.
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