Brothers honored for life-saving rescue
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A local organization and police honored a pair of teenage heroes during a ceremony.
Austin and Conrad Hines received awards for their life-saving actions during a harrowing traffic accident.
The twin brothers do not consider themselves heroes. "Any ordinary person could do the same thing I did," said Austin Hines.
"I just wanted to help whoever was there," added Conrad Hines.
The 18-year-old students at Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High were honored by Miami Police with a Do The Right Thing Award Thursday. They lifted a car off of a teen in October when that car smashed into a Miami Gardens bus bench, killing one person and injuring four others.
Conrad Hines recalled the scene after he and his brother ran over. "The driver actually told us that somebody was there, and somebody looked under there and heard yelling, and then he started yelling, and then we all started running over to lift it."
The heroic act is a testament to the brothers' bravery. "It was a little graphic at first," said Austin Hines, "but then I got over it, and I thought, well, there's a body under this car, and someone needs to help."
The teens did not do the job alone. They credit another six Good Samaritans who helped them save 16-year-old Eric Quinn. Conrad Hines said, "I wish that everybody else that was there that day that helped, that we didn't get the names of, were here to get some credit for it because we don't want to take all the credit."
The teens actions did not stop the day of the crash. They later visited Quinn at the hospital to make sure he was OK. Quinn is now out of the hospital and recovering from his shattered pelvis.
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