Hero In Training
Greg Pena, a CrossFit trainer from Los Gatos California, was preparing for a class on March 26th at the Los Gatos Swim and Racquet club when he heard a crash and began to see smoke rising from behind a retaining wall on the highway. On the other side were 6 people in an overturned SUV, and among the victims was a mother and 3 young children. Without even thinking twice, Pena began to scale the 25-foot wall to try and get the survivors to safety.
On the other side of the wall, Pena found the unimaginable- an overturned Ford Expedition with 6 people trapped inside and smoke billowing from the wreckage. Among them, a mother, a teenager and her 3 young children helplessly trapped inside.
Almost immediately Pena began administering first aid to the children, cutting them free from the car seat that they were strapped into.
The mother, Jessica Magdalena says “she felt scared and alone, when out of nowhere, an angel appeared.” A firefighter with the Santa Clarita Fire Dept. says he nominated Pena for the “Citizen’s Medal of Valor Award.”Pena says he doesn’t like to be called a hero, but according to those that witnessed the scene, that is exactly what he was.
“Pena says he doesn’t like to be called a hero, but according to those that witnessed the scene and the bravery of his actions, that is exactly what he was.
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