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2010-07-02 / Front Page

Reynolds a Hero One More Time

Mary Atkins of Lexington was driving to College Station on Friday, June 18, on Texas Hwy. 47 near the Riverside Campus of Texas A & M when her pickup collided with a septic tank truck. Oddly enough, Joby Reynolds, an EMT and also of Lexington, was on his way to work when he came up on the collision at about 9:10 a.m. Reynolds got out of his vehicle and went to assist in the rescue operation, climbing into the backseat of the pickup that Mary was driving. He held her there, helping to keep her alert and comforted for almost two hours while the Bryan Fire Department worked with the Jaws of Life to get her out of the truck.

Mary had serious injuries to one foot and both hands. Two of her grandchildren were with her, one suffered a broken collar bone and the other, her grandson, was uninjured.

Mary said, “Both my grandson and Joby were real heros to me that day. My grandson called his dad and Joby, who I didn’t know was from Lexington, kept me from losing it.”

Joby works for Legancy EMS and is a volunteer with the Lexington Volunteer EMS.

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