A hero California dad is killed by a car just moments after helping a family of ducks cross the road while his helpless children watched
The unnamed man was hit by a 17-year-old driving down Stanford Ranch Boulevard in Rocklin
The father’s last act of kindness was witnessed by his children and another family
Police say the investigation is ongoing, but no arrests have been made.
A California father has been killed by a vehicle after gallantly helping a group of ducks across a bustling California interstate.
On Friday evening, in Rocklin, California, the unidentified man drove the mother duckling and her family of ducklings across the intersection of Park Drive and Stanford Ranch Boulevard.
Tragically, the man was killed when he was hit by a female driver who was 17 years old. His helpless children were watching from the family car.
Police say the high schooler stayed at the scene and is participating completely with the examination.
The sweet thoughtful gesture was caught by 12-year-old William Wimsatt, the offspring of another driver.
William stated to 3KCRA, “‘ When he got out of the car and started shooing the ducks, everyone cheered because he was so nice.
He assisted them with getting up on the check in light of the fact that the child duckies were experiencing difficulty.
The Wimsatt family thanked the man for his good deed; however, a car that was traveling eastbound on Stanford Ranch Boulevard hit and killed the father.
‘All I recall is the sound and afterward him flying across the convergence,’ he added, ‘his shoes and one of his socks were directly before our vehicle.’
He was the only one to get out of the car and try to assist them, and he was probably the friendliest person in the neighborhood.
William said, “It’s not fair.” William’s mother got out of her car after the accident and comforted the man’s children, who were in the man’s parked car and had unfortunately witnessed the collision.
The man can be seen moving the ducks to safety in the photos, wearing a burgundy t-shirt, black shorts, and trainers.
Summer Peterson, another woman, claimed that her children witnessed the event as well.
They commented, “Oh, it’s so cute.” He did such a nice thing. She told CBS 13 that he was then suddenly struck by a car.
In honor of the man’s final act of kindness, Peterson has set up a temporary memorial at the crash site, where locals have left flowers and her son has brought rubber ducks.
‘My child needed to carry elastic duckies and blossoms to this respectable men who lost his life, he was a dad.’
Rocklin Police said the 17-year-old female driver stayed at the scene after the mishap and is coordinating completely with the examination.
The police department issued the following statement: The driver remained at the accident scene.
‘Crisis specialists on call showed up to help, but the man kicked the bucket at the scene.
The Major Accident Investigation Team was sent to the location.
They added, “The incident is still under investigation,” and no arrests were made. “We would like to convey our sympathies to everyone who was a part of this tragic event.”
The Rocklin Police Department is encouraged to be contacted by anyone with information regarding this incident.