The two Republicans were coming back from a campaign event in Ohio and on the road in West Virginia when a semi-trailer truck lost control and passed the median – striking three vehicles in front of the lawmakers. Rubio and Heck immediately pulled over to assist in the scene. They helped pull one victim out of a car. Heck, using his skills as a trained combat surgeon, was able to tend to others physically wounded until emergency responders arrived.
Officials believe the semi-tractor trailer lost control due to the wet roads and hydroplaned. No drugs or alcohol are believed to be involved.
Unfortunately, Heck pronounced one victim dead at the scene. Bernard Howard Bachmann did not live through the horrific car crash. He was 62.
Marco Rubio is running for re-election to the U.S. Senate in Florida. Rep. Joe Heck (R) of Nevada is looking for a promotion – running for Harry Reid’s senate seat.
If not for the heroic efforts of Rubio and Heck, the accident could have been much worse. Thankfully, the two Republicans didn’t hesitate to act as good Samaritans in the face of danger.