Trooper Mary Godino - Troop L
Upon arriving at the scene of a traffic crash Northbound on I-95 in West Palm Beach, Trooper Mary Godino learned from bystanders that two vehicles had plunged into the deep canal and that an elderly couple was still trapped inside their overturned car. Trooper Godino, along with several citizens on the scene, entered the canal, trudged through deep muddy water, and climbed over the partially submerged vehicle to get the couple out. After breaking out one of the windows, Trooper Godino and the bystanders were able to pull the occupants to safety. Luckily, 80-year-old Joseph Steg and his wife, Sylvia, 77, were not seriously injured. The 18-year-old driver of the other vehicle suffered only minor injuries as well. Joseph Steg said that the FHP trooper and several of the bystanders were very brave and he was very grateful for their help. Thanks to Trooper Mary Godino and some helpful citizens, the elderly couple's lives were saved!
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