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Warren Co. teen being hailed a hero after saving neighbor

Chuck Adair was trying to stop his rolling car ending up pinned against another, Benson said (Photo: Lorrie Benson) Chuck Adair was trying to stop his rolling car ending up pinned against another, Benson said (Photo: Lorrie Benson)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

A Warren County teen is being hailed a hero after jumping into action to help save a neighbor pinned between two cars.

That teen, Shane Benson, 14, didn't expect to do what he did on Thursday. He was out in his Landen neighborhood when a neighbor, Chuck Adair, forgot to put his car into park.

"I didn't really know him very well, but I would wave to him every once in a while,” Shane Benson said.

No one ever though that simple wave would eventually bring the two very close together.

"He had his car right here and he got out. When he got the mail, he didn't have it in park so it just kept on going,” Benson said.

Benson was on his way to play some basketball yesterday when he came across the accident.

"There was a parked car right there, and he still tried to stop it,” Benson said, pointing to the scene of the accident.

Adair was trying to stop his rolling car ending up pinned against another, Benson said.

"His leg got caught, got jammed, right into the two cars,” said Benson, "I ran up to him and said, 'Are you okay,' and he's like, 'Get help.'”

Get help he did.

"There was a truck coming along here so I step out the way and pull him over,” Benson explained.

That's when they took the driver's belt and tied a tourniquet around Adair's bleeding, broken leg acting as first responders until the real first responders arrived.

"It feels really good that he could help like he was an angel because he just said, 'I'm just going on a walk, mom,'” said Lorrie Benson, Shane's mother.

Benson is a Kings Junior High student. The Benson's say Adair has since had surgery, and that as of Friday night, he's still in the hospital recovering.

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