Lynn Lee Lewis Porter saved Robert L. Moran from a runaway automobile, Jackson, Mississippi, February 14, 1989. Moran, 65, was driving a full-size car on a four-lane highway during rush hour traffic when he suffered a heart attack and collapsed, unconscious, onto the front seat of the car. Mrs. Porter, 27, information specialist, was driving behind Moran and saw his car go out of control. She immediately stopped her car, exited it, and ran after Moran’s. Running alongside it, she opened its driver’s door and grasped the steering wheel; the forward motion of the car then dragged her on the pavement. After attempting without success to apply the car’s emergency brake, Mrs. Porter entered the car fully and shifted it out of gear to bring it to a stop a short distance from a major intersection. Moran was hospitalized for his heart attack, from which he recovered.
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