We’ve all heard about stories of people exhibiting “hysterical strength” during emergencies. For example, in 2012, then-22-year-old Lauren Kornacki was able to raise a BMW 525i after it slipped off the jack and fell on her father. Then, years later, a man by the name of Tom Boyle was able to lift a Chevy Camaro in Tuscon, Arizona, to free a cyclist after it hit and dragged the poor victim several feet.
But unusual strength is not the only thing people exhibit in times of danger. Some also show extreme courage, especially when their beloved are the ones in danger. Such is the case with a 12-year-old boy who was quick on his feet.
Fire razes part of Australia
In December of 2019, a massive blaze hit the Hawkesbury area northwest of Sydney. It destroyed several properties around Mount Tomah and Mount Wilson. The fire spread quickly; residents of Mount Wilson, Mount Irvin, Mount Tomah, Berambing and Bilpin were told that it was too late to leave.
To make matters worse, conditions were windy, so firefighters were having trouble putting out 70-meter flames. Soon, the fire drew closer to the farm of Lucas Sturrock’s family. Since his father and brother were out trying to put out a fire somewhere else, Lucas was left alone with his dog.
Fleeing for survival
Even though his father had designated a rendezvous point for them, Lucas was quick to acknowledge that he would not be able to make it there in time. The fire was fast approaching, so he did the only thing he could to make sure that he and his dog would survive. He quickly grabbed his family’s dog and got on his brother’s pickup truck to drive it.
Emergency workers eventually found them in the truck on the side of a road. His father eventually revealed that Lucas had learned to drive when he was just seven years old. To know more about the story, watch the video below:
Credits to CNA