Robert Earl Brasher saved an unidentified girl from being struck by an automobile, Birmingham, Alabama, August 12, 1968. Brasher, 21, mailman, saw an unidentified girl, about two years old, walk onto the street, where vehicles were parked at both sides, leaving passage of about ten feet for oncoming traffic. As Brasher started toward the girl from about 25 feet away, an automobile entered the street at an intersection 150 feet away. The vehicle’s speed increased as it moved down a steep grade toward the girl. Brasher ran to the girl and reached her in the path of the oncoming automobile, which had not slowed. Without hesitating, Brasher grasped the girl in his arms, dropped to the pavement, and rolled from the path of the automobile, which passed without stopping.
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