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People Are Awesome: Woman Rescues Her Road Rage Aggressor People Are Awesome: Woman Rescues Her Road Rage Aggressor

People Are Awesome: Woman Rescues Her Road Rage Aggressor

by Cord Jefferson
March 14, 2012


It's not every day you get to see instant karma. But Kristyn Dominy bore witness to just that last week in her home state of Florida. Driving home from her grandmother's house with her infant daughter in the backseat, Dominy was overtaken by an irate female driver who passed her across a double-yellow line, giving Dominy the finger as she flew on by. Dominy later told ABC News that she was "irritated" by the woman's actions, but she was also a little worried. That's because she could see a little girl in the back of the crazy driver's car. "I noticed there was a child in the car and thought, 'Oh my gosh, I can’t believe she’s driving like this with a child in the back seat,'" she said.

Once she passed Dominy, the speeding woman attempted to pass more cars, veering in and out of lanes in an effort to get past a truck towing a boat. That's when the karma hit. While attempting to pass the truck, the erratic woman's old jeep, which had one door tied on with rope, began smoking profusely. A few seconds later, the jeep was on the side of the road and on fire.

At this point, Dominy, who'd literally been told to screw off by the woman in need, could have kept driving, confident that she didn't owe anything to that woman. But she didn't keep driving. She pulled over and rushed to help the person who only minutes before had sped past her with her middle finger extended. It was a good thing Dominy stopped, too: Not only was the woman on fire, so was her baby daughter. Dominy quickly rolled the baby girl on the ground then put both the child and the mother in her car to drive them away from the flaming vehicle. She then took them to her house, where they waited for an ambulance to get them to the hospital and treat their severe burns.

In the days since Dominy rescued the woman and her child, she's not heard a thing from them or their family. She knows they were treated and then released from the hospital after about a day, but nothing else. One would hope that the woman is a bit embarrassed at her behavior and not just ungrateful for Dominy's help. Either way, the moral is pretty obvious: Be careful who you flick off; you might need them to save your life, and they might not be as nice as Dominy.

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