Mayor Cory Booker has a knack for being in the right place at the right time.
The mayor of Newark, N.J., who some have called a superhero, helped out at the scene of an accident on Friday, just two months after he rescued his neighbor from her burning home.
"God bless my residents. Pulled up on pedestrian/vehicle accident. We got man stabilized & into ambulance. He'll b OK. Thanx 2 all who helped," Booker tweeted.
Although the mayor was one of several samaritans to help, the real hero was an Essex county police detective who was the first person at the scene and called 911, Booker's spokesperson said. The detective is credited with wiping blood from the victim's face, pouring water on his wounds and helping him remain stable until paramedics arrived, the Star-Ledger reported.
In April, Booker made headlines for rescuing his neighbor from her burning home.
"It was a really frightening experience for me. I didn't think we were going to get out of there," Booker said.
Amid the smoke and flames, Booker was able to follow the woman's screams to find her. He said he carried her over his shoulder and out of the home.
"She was incredibly gracious to me last night, she was very gracious today. The young lady was very disoriented, quite frankly," he said.
A breathless Booker, who is a prolific user of social media, even found the time to tweet that he was all right after the incident.
"Thanks 2 all who are concerned. Just suffering smoke inhalation. We got the woman out of the house. We are both off to hospital. I will b ok," he wrote. Booker, who has more than a million followers, said he tweeted because it was "a good way to get the word out I was OK."Also Read