CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police chaplain Father Dan Brandt put his life at risk to help save a driver who was trapped in his car after it flipped over on the Kennedy Expressway.
“When a 911 call comes, it gets dispatched to the closest responding unit,” Brandt said, “and in this case, God was the great dispatcher. Again, I happened to be in the right place at the right time.”
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In the incident on Thursday, Feb. 17, Brandt saw the driver get cut off, then flip over into the median – and hit a sign.
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He used his police radio to call for an ambulance.
Police News Affairs Deputy Director Tom Ahern said “removed his priest collar and put on his superhero cape.”
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But Father Dan is incredibly humble and says he is not a hero. He was just doing what he hoped anyone would do.