Limo driver risks his life to save gown

by admin on March 6, 2013

The limo catches on fire on the way to the wedding:

Limo driver gets everyone out safely, then goes back in to the burning bus and saves the bride’s gown. She didn’t even bother to say thank you.   0224-13

She did not that you know of.    We have no idea if the bride thanked the driver at a later date.

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Lex March 6, 2013 at 5:59 am

” “You couldn’t see a thing and I was choking, so I ran back there and I grabbed her dress for her,” said Sadon.

When asked about the bride’s reaction, Sadon said, “She didn’t even thank me for it.”

He said the bride was instead concerned if another bus was coming and whether she would have to pay for the burned one.”

This is quoted from the article. The bride may have thanked him later, but I would have thought that if you were grateful to someone for saving something important you’d express it at the time of most gratitude rather than as an afterthought later on…


Ally March 6, 2013 at 8:47 am

I agree. It’s not that hard and definitely appropriate to thank the guy right then and there.


Yvaine March 6, 2013 at 10:43 am

But if, in the chaos of the moment, she forgot her manners, she could conceivably write him a really kind note of thanks after the fact. That wouldn’t necessarily make it an afterthought–it could be really heartfelt. People react weirdly during crises.

That said, it’s a great big hypothetical to assume she did write him afterward. We have no real evidence of this.


AMC March 6, 2013 at 8:37 am

First, the information comes second-hand from the driver. There are no direct quotes from the bride, who might tell that story differently.

Second, I think it’s unfair to criticize people for their reactions in the moment of what must have been a scary and unexpected occurrance. Once things calmed down and they had time to process everything, I would hope the bride and groom expressed their gratitude to the driver for saving her dress and getting everyone off the bus safely.


Lynne March 6, 2013 at 9:31 am

No physical object is worth someone’s life. Never go into a dangerous situation to save a “thing”. Things can be replace.


Leah March 6, 2013 at 9:57 am

Some people find it easier to thank in tips. Lets hope the family tipped him very well for ensuring her dressed only smelled of smoke rather than resembled it.


Ellen CA March 7, 2013 at 1:09 pm

I wonder if that wasn’t in fact the kind of “thanks” that the driver was upset he didn’t receive?


Ashley March 6, 2013 at 11:27 am

I find it interesting that there’s a guy in the comments section leaping to the brides defense, but he’s contradicting himself. First he says the bus driver is lying and that the uncle ran in and saved the dress, but then he says that she DID thank the driver for running in to save the dress, and that again, the driver is lying when he says she didn’t say thank you.

Whatever happened, it’s a scary situation and I’m just glad no one got hurt.


GroceryGirl March 6, 2013 at 12:54 pm

It’s unlikely that the driver was interviewed only minutes after the accident. It was probably the next day or a few days later so if she hadn’t thanked him by then, she’d past her window. He also said she was more worried about a new bus and payments; not that she was weeping with relief in the street that her friends and family were okay so it isn’t like she was so preoccupied with other concerns that she couldn’t take ten seconds to say “thanks man”


Allyne March 6, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Likely it was the same day, given that they attempted to interview the bridal party on their way out of the church.

What does seem strange to me is my perception of the driver’s tone: a bit self-congratulatory.


AS March 6, 2013 at 1:13 pm

I was curious and checked out the comments section. One of the commentators say that their friend was a bridesmaid in the bus, and it wasn’t the bus driver, but and uncle of the bride who rescued the dress. Given that we did not hear anything from the wedding party, I’d say that this is one-sided news, and we cannot comment about the bride’s behaviour yet. If the driver’s account is true, it is atrocious behaviour. But we don’t know what actually transpired. People are often looking for reasons to blame a bride, and it is more juicy news for the press to show a hero who saves the day for a thankless bride. So, we are just going by one person’s account of the incident. And I don’t blame the bridal party to not want to talk about the fire to the press immediately after the wedding.


travestine March 6, 2013 at 1:55 pm

A grateful heart would thank the limo driver immediately. A person who comes from a place of entitlement looks for the next bus, to ensure ‘her day’ won’t be further ‘ruined’.


whatever March 7, 2013 at 4:12 am

Not to defend her- she really should have thanked him- but I remember that on my wedding day, I knew I was the host of a really large event for a lot of people that had to proceed smoothly and efficiently for all of them to have a good time. (I actually didn’t want to have a big wedding- the parents did- but once I agreed to have one, I knew that my husband and I had to put on a satisfactory show.) If something was potentially going to prevent me and the other important players from reaching the site of the event, thus delaying its start, of course I would inquire about alternate means of transportation. If we were waiting around and everyone was safe, I would actually also want to settle the money question right away. Money is important and stressful, and if it were my responsibility to pay for the damaged vehicle, I would want to pay that up right away. So I kind of see why this bride asked the questions she did.


Jane March 11, 2013 at 3:09 pm

She may not have realized he “saved” the dress. She may have honestly thought he just grabbed it on his way out, etc., and just really did not realize what he went through to save it.

A basic “thank you” would have been great, but she was probably just stressed and just didn’t put the whole situation together.


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